Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013

Sharing life through the Word of God with love, encouragement and faith in challenging times (smile)

#atozchallenge C is for…

When nobody else celebrates you, learn to celebrate yourself. When nobody else compliments you, then compliment yourself. It’s not up to other people to keep you encouraged, it’s up to you. Encouragement should come from the inside.
~ Unknown Author ~

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
~ Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Welcome to Day 3 of the A to Z Challenge. All too often, we can get caught up and forget the joy of celebrating life with all its stuff. (grin) My thoughts center on individual celebrating.

Sometimes, after a long brutal week, I celebrate doing absolutely nothing. (grin)

The upside to celebrating:

Celebrating life every day that God wakes us up.  Praise The Lord.

Celebrating our own personal victories is powerful. I believe it builds and strengthens self-esteem.  (wink)

Celebrating confidence to be ourselves.

Celebrating comes down to how we perceive gratefulness.
Celebrating comes down to what we determine significant.

Creative at its best
Enjoyment of blessing family, friends and enemies
Living f r e e from judgement others
Entering new seasons
Believing God for our hearts desires
Remembering special times
Adjusting to things that challenges us
Taking personal time to relax and recharge
I am blessed everyday
Negate negativity around us
Grace to keep moving forward

To everything there is a season.  Celebrating is a very good thing.

Abundant blessings to keep the faith and enjoy today. 

Your thoughts are welcome. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.



  Vanessence wrote @

Ah, I so needed this today! Thank you! 😀

Vanessa from


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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thanks Vanessa (smile) Blog topics is like church sermons, words will resonate to us that need it (smile) I give glory to God on the way he pours words into my heart. Blessings!

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  patgarcia wrote @

Your quote, celebrate yourself, and compliment yourself have a lot to do with accepting yourself and a beautiful specimen made by God.
Thank you.
Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Amen. Thanks Pat. Blessings (smile)


  Alex J. Cavanaugh (@AlexJCavanaugh) wrote @

And we should celebrate and give thanks no matter what the season!

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Amen! Thanks Alex (smile) Blessings!!


  Cheryl Wright wrote @

Many people take things for granted! We should always appreciate and CELEBRATE, even the little things.

Plucking Of My Heartstrings


  rosemawrites wrote @

Oh. That first line caught me and the following words are equally engrossing! 🙂 Yes, let’s celebrate!

@rosemawrites from
A Reading Writer
Chase: A Cinquain

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thank you. (smile) Blessings and yes, let’s celebrate!

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  Pure Glory wrote @

Yes, to celebration! 🙂

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thanks, Blessings and yes, let’s celebrate (smile)

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