Hello, beautiful friend.
Here’s what I want to remind you about today: you do not have to earn celebration.
Celebration is not just for special occasions.
It is your birthright to celebrate the whole range of emotions. To celebrate being human.
Yeah, confetti is great. Balloons are fun. Champagne and bubbles of all kinds are festive. But you do not have to be or feel festive in order to celebrate.
Authentic celebration can be as simple as whispering to ourselves, “What do you need, honey?” It can be turning our face toward the sun, even when everything in us feels clouded over with sadness or fear. It can be calling a friend, like I did earlier this week, to say “I am feeling sad and crabby all at once. Can you help?”
Celebration can be the connection we feel to someone else when we ask for help and they stand by our side and suddenly things just feel a little more okay.
So, my audio LoveGram today is about helping ourselves find tiny moments to celebrate, no matter what.
Click the word, LoveGram up above and when you land on my web page, scroll down until you see the audio player. Then, press play to listen or download to hear on the go.
Hey, this is the quote I read to you on the audio: “Be kind; for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” (This is attributed to several different people: Ian Maclaren, Plato, or Philo.)
Here’s your challenge this week: Can you experience celebration in your own life in times when you are not happy or you didn’t win or it isn’t a special occasion?
I’m here with you in these still challenging and uncertain pandemic times. We are in this together. Sharing our experiences helps.
Thank you for being here with me.
Seek celebration — even in dark corners,