Making our own celebrations

So you’ve finally cleaned that downstairs closet of junk… you have completed that craft project… you have lost a few pounds and you have sent in your taxes…

CELEBRATE! Yes, celebrate the simple things in life… We should be happy for our own accomplishments and should not need anyone’s praises but our own. Our internal battles, challenges and obstacles are personal – and so should be our celebrations of overcoming said battles, challenges and obstacles.

Who knows ourselves better than we? Who knows what steps we have taken to overcome adversity, be it that daunting closet or that marathon, that disease or that grief? We should try to find an accomplishment every day, and internally celebrate it! After all, there are thousands of books, shows and individuals who will tell us things we need to do, to complete, to fulfill, to reach…

What do they know? Who do they know? What do they know of us, of our struggles, of our internal roadblocks, of our goals and of our plans? Only some really know what walking during a rainstorm can mean to someone who is terrified of thunder. Only some really know what jumping off the high board in a small pool can mean to someone who is afraid of heights or water. Only some really know what taking off in an airplane can mean to someone who is terrified of flying.

Only some can know what accomplishment they achieve day in, day out. We should always rejoice in our own strength, celebrate our steps, smile at our milestones and be happy with our own peace of mind.

Today, celebrate who you ARE, what you have DONE for yourself, what YOU have accomplished and know… that is ALL THAT COUNTS – to be happy… with yourself and your chosen path!

In short….. CELEBRATE…. you!