Each Day is Worth Celebrating

It was one hot summer day in August of 2018. My family and I were at Walt Disney World’s EPCOT. We were standing still staring at the dark sky expecting the most awaited spectacular to start. As the crowd swell by the lake, expectations also rise. The waiting builds excitement.

Alas! The IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth started. Truly a dazzling nightly show at EPCOT. A reminder to all that life is indeed worth celebrating not only on special occasions but everyday! No matter where we stand in life, there is a reason to be grateful each day. The moment that our eyes open as we wake up in the morning to witness the sun rise in the east, we know that we have another day to enjoy and be thankful for.

As parents, Santi and I try to keep a positive attitude even during our lowest point. We want our girls to learn the value of life beyond challenges and struggles. We want them to live a life filled with gratitude. Watching the Reflections of Earth show for the first time triggered flashes of happy childhood memories in my mind. The music, the lasers, the pyrotechnics and the facial expressions of the people especially the children made me reminisce the times when my siblings and I, along with our parents and some relatives waited for midnight to welcome new year.

As the clock hits 12, boom! Boom! Boom! Varied intense sounds from all over the place start. Beautiful firework displays fill the dark skies. Vehicles honking. Children jumping in happiness. Adults screaming happy new year! Tables filled with delicious food. Everyone is celebrating. Families exchange greetings, hugs, kisses and presents. Always a festive day! Never a dull moment especially for the little ones. This is how we should feel everyday. We need to live each day as if it is our last! We need to celebrate each day because each sunrise that we witness is God’s gift!

Published by MixedKnot Fil-Am Family

Hi everyone. We are glad that you came across our website. We are a mixed race couple. He is American (American-European) and I am Filipino (Filipino/Chinese/Spanish). We have two daughters. They make our world so much brighter but at times they also stir us crazy. Our intention for this channel is to show people from all over the world what real life is like in the U.S. for ordinary citizens. We are aware that many dream of migrating here to live the "American Dream". We want to show those who intend to come here what they can expect. (Lalo na po sa mga kababayan ko na Pinoy) Our videos include our family vacations, toddler and teen daily activities, toy reviews, homeschool life, music and karate activities, some cooking (both American and Asian dishes), career life and basically just our day to day life. To know more about us please follow us on IG: @mixedknot @iamesperanzacelestina @iamvhiktoriacazzandra Thank you and stay safe everyone.

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