That day when you open your FB page and there are five birthday notifications. That was today.
Celebrations tend to be reserved for special dates and times. Weddings, birthdays, graduations, milestones, anniversaries. And we should. We should celebrate all of these.
But why do we wait?
To celebrate means to “acknowledge a happy event with an enjoyable activity.”
Happy events occur daily if you look for them. You can even turn a problem into a happy event if you shift your perspective.
I celebrated survival on Wednesday with my husband and a Pub Sub on the beach watching the sunset.
Survival. Some days, that’s a celebration.
We can and should celebrate everything that comes our way. It’s an acknowledgment of the positive impact that even little things have on us.
We need it and the world needs it more. Because every celebration we put out there shows gratitude for the simple things in life. And God and the Universe like those vibes.
Spending time with family or friends? Celebrate.
Met a goal you set for yourself? Celebrate
Cleaned your bathroom for the first time in several weeks (the names have been changed to protect the innocent)? Celebrate.
Made that doctor’s appointment you’ve been putting off? Celebrate.
Your celebrations don’t have to be state dinners. You can celebrate by giving yourself five minutes in quiet to reflect on what you did and how it made you feel.
Or celebrate by relaxing in a way that completely suits you and your needs, knowing that it’s okay to celebrate by yourself.
Maybe you journal about it. There are so many ways to celebrate. Try on something new and see how it fits.
Big things should always be celebrated. I am so grateful for the people whose birthdays showed up on my news feed (and one who didn’t but I’ll wish him a Happy Birthday the old fashioned way…by texting him). And I celebrate another year around the sun for and with them.
But so should the little things. Because the more we celebrate, the more we see to celebrate. And couldn’t we all use a little more of that?