107 Reasons to Celebrate Life

It was such an emotional day. 

We laid my maternal grandpa to rest today and it was a roller coaster of emotions.

Tears because he was such a kind heart and will be missed greatly.

Happy because he lived an amazing 107 years on earth. It was more like a celebration of his well spent life than lamenting over a loved one passing on.

A lot of people gathered (over a thousand five hundred) to celebrate his awesomeness and i am totally grateful to God it was a success. 

I had taken a quick nap earlier..had to wake up to write this post for Friday. I know the title says 107 Reasons to Celebrate Life but I’ll write 10 reasons now and update this post with 10 new reasons for the next nine days.

Here are reasons why we should celebrate life:

  1. You are alive. The mere fact that you can breath each day is worth celebrating.
  2. You have an achievement you are proud of.
  3. You have that one person that can genuinely make each day count.
  4. You are loved and you love in return.
  5. Celebrate good health. I feel like not a lot of people do this.
  6. Celebrate every new lesson you learn.
  7. Choose to celebrate happiness. Life is too short to have it anyother way.
  8. Celebrate the free gifts. 
  9. If you’re a foodie like me, then the happy dance is enough celebration before and after a good meal.
  10. Celebrate the beauty that is YOU. 

As per tradition, music continues all night today (I’ll go join the family in a bit) with a life band and the ceremony ends on Sunday with a thanksgiving in church. 

Death is so final but this one leaves me appreciating life more.

Share your thoughts…

What reasons do you have to celebrate life?

I’ll love to read from you

Love, Peace and Cupcakes



21 Comments Add yours

  1. T. R. Noble says:

    Peace and rejoicing be upon you and your family. 107 years, wow, what a life to have lived! God helps me celebrate, and the people who are closest to me make life worthwhile. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Definitely a genuine trigger to celebrate…Thank you so much for the kind words..Amen

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  2. Lee says:

    Wow, he’s a special man 107 years is a wonderful life to live! May he Rest In Peace.โœจ
    This was so beautifully written and inspiring. Thank you for sharing๐Ÿ’› you’re gonna have a great list!

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    1. Thank you for the kind words Lee…๐Ÿ’ž


  3. Shirley Corder says:

    Wow Faith, what an amazing achievement. 107 years! You can celebrate indeed. But I know how your heart is aching. He’s been there all your life. Everyone has theories on how to fight cancer


  4. I enjoyed this. Thanks for sharing!


  5. Alice Megan says:

    Such an inspirational post – I’m really sorry for your loss

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  6. So sorry for your lost…! It really does remind us how life is so precious and we ought to live it to the max


  7. Jasmin N says:

    Oh I’m so sorry for your loss! Cheers to those 107 beautiful years lived ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you โ˜บ


  8. helenevlacho says:

    So sorry for your loss! So many years, so fortunate! Being alive and healthy is the first and biggest reason to celebrate life.

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    1. I agree Helene..Thank you

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  9. Joy says:

    I totally understand how you feel now, wish you all the best


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  10. Samantha says:

    I’m very sorry for your loss. I really love the fact that you chose to look at this event with a different perspective and you preferred celebrating his great life rather than look at the negative side – even though I’m sure you suffered from this loss.
    I love all the points you shared and I agree with you that people should celebrate their good health more; it’s so important but so under-valuated.
    I look forward to reading the rest of the reasons to celebrate life!

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    1. Thank you for the kind words Samantha…it’s a sad incident but then again it’s nice that we all decided to celebrate his well spent life on earth…


  11. kaylee marie says:

    I am sorry for your loss but admire your positivity with listing reasons to live and be happy.

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    1. Thank you Kaylee..hugss

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  12. So good to see someone who possess such positive outlook towards life! ๐Ÿ™‚ Be happy, lovely lady!


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