Do we really need a reason to celebrate? It’s standard procedure to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and special holidays, so why don’t we take the time to just celebrate life?
Everyday life should be celebrated as something wonderful, awesome—even fantastic! Some live their daily life in such a ho-hum manner that they miss the opportunity to celebrate just being who they are at any given moment in time. For some folks just waking up every day is reason enough to celebrate.
I’m one who usually celebrates life’s little moments in unexpected ways. The Mr. never knows exactly what might happen at any given moment on any day. It is my belief that the best picnics are often the ones that aren’t planned. Sometimes taking time off from the normal routine to have fun and celebrate life is like going on a mini-vacation.
We all need to find ways to celebrate every single day of our life. Why do we feel the need to wait for ‘big events’ to celebrate when so many smaller ones happen every day? When we celebrate the small things in life we remind ourselves the importance of our existence.
You can start rewarding yourself by celebrating your personal accomplishments. Recognizing the positive things going on in your life on a daily basis will increase your awareness of smaller reasons to celebrate each day. You can reward yourself in small ways such as taking a much needed nap, relaxing with a nice hot bath, reading a good book, or sharing some special time with a friend or family member.
I have to admit that I have had that ‘stuck in the mud’ feeling lately. You know, it’s like when you feel bogged down with everyday living. There are probably several reasons for this, none of which I want to accept. I really think perhaps the winter weather has been taking its toll on my soul. But, I have acknowledged it and taken the necessary steps to pry my way out of the mud and stand on solid ground again. I did this by celebrating who I am and where I am in my life’s journey. Another step has been to realize how many friends and family I have who care about me and that I can share with in my life. To me that is worth celebrating and something I can honestly say I do with great joy. I was out and about with one of my besties recently and we shared some insights with each other that have proven very beneficial. Sharing these insights has caused me rethink some nagging issues in my life. Good friends are good at doing that.
It’s important to set goals either daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly whichever works for you. Always set goals that are attainable. Don’t be too hard on yourself. When you celebrate your personal progress you create more opportunities to stay motivated. Oprah Winfrey is quoted as saying: “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”
The Mr. is my life coach/personal trainer and forever soul-mate. I love it when we’re on one of our jaunts around the area and he finds something that he thinks will delight me. It’s usually some small item he finds that reminds him of something we’ve shared or someplace we’ve been in the past. Sometimes it’s just having him reach for my hand as we walk along a trail or that special smile when he walks through the door. Celebrating those small moments in life seems to make the trivial things that come along just that–trivial.
Celebrate the special moments in your life today. Celebrating your life, your blessings and your accomplishments is a perfect way to let yourself know just how special you really are.