It depends on what sorts of things you consider “worth celebrating,” and…what your idea of celebrating is. For the purpose of this post, on this New Year’s Day 2018, I will share my thoughts on when it is time to celebrate!
It is time to celebrate when:
- Something Ends. This could be a bad day, a week (good or bad), a year, a job, relationship, a grueling exercise class or even a fantastic trip…just because you are glad to be home.
- Something begins. A new habit, a move (career, geographical, professional), a new friend, pet, in-laws! It could also be a new crop of veggies or herbs in your garden, a new season, and of course, a New Year.
- You accomplish something. Wide open category, here. A four-mile run, for the first time, or the tenth time! Making Coq au Vin without botching it. Starting a book while on vacation and then actually finishing it once you get home. Cleaning out your closet, finally. Learning how to do something, like use your new camera. Taking a big, fat risk, like starting a doctorate program or hosting a cocktails class for the first time.
- You fail. They say that failure is the most courageous teacher of all. If you failed at something, hopefully you learned from it. And that is a significant reason to celebrate.
- You say No when that is what you really mean. This is so hard for so many of us. Take it from a toddler…saying NO can be a very good thing.
- You say Yes! Being agreeable and open is a good look for most of us. Just be sure that you aren’t saying YES when you are feeling a whole bunch of NO inside. YES allows you to venture outside your comfort zone. And that is a very good thing.
So break out the bubbly (or whatever you do to celebrate) more often this year. The smallest things can be the very best reasons to jubilate. Be an equal opportunity celebrater and embrace not only the good, but also the bad…not only the big, but also the small. Especially the small. Small reasons to celebrate happen all the time. Promise yourself to tune into them this year. It could be your best year yet.
I’d love to know what you celebrate…let me know in the comments below.
Cheers to all and Happy New Year!
May your reasons to celebrate be abundant.