My birthday just passed and I was thinking about celebrating and what that means to me…. We are all so use to celebrating the big things like momentous birthdays, graduations, births and so on. But what do you so for the smaller, the less acknowledged road markers? What do you do to honor or celebrate the small things? I believe that if we give ourselves permission to celebrate the small things (and who’s to say that they are even really small) we will have more to celebrate. And then there will be more big things to celebrate.
Today I do not have a headache, which for me is something to celebrate. So how am I going about celebrating. I am listening to records as I work! Which I am normally unable to do when there is pain in my head due to an inability to concentrate. How you celebrate is really irrelevant. What is relevant is that you acknowledge the moment. Give it its just dessert. Ohhh and I think I will have some dessert to celebrate! In all seriousness, acknowledging the good in ones life is as important as acknowledging any feeling.
In all my years of coaching I see people focus more on the bad feelings and gloss over the good. Those two words are italicized because they are only as weighted as we make them. Everything is impermanent so why not acknowledge more of the good! Celebrate! Celebrate! Because if you choose to focus on the juicy things you’ll have more yummy things to celebrate!