Did you know that if you celebrate only the good times, you forget to celebrate the totality of your life?
It’s such a human trend to celebrate special days, wonderful moments, stuff that we’re happy about. We should celebrate those things for sure. However, I can’t help but see the totality of it all in my life. I see the things I’m used to celebrating, birthdays, milestones, my children’s successes, sometimes even my own. Strangely enough, these celebrations occupy but a fraction of the totality of my life. It’s my choice what I celebrate and just the other day, I had the opportunity to celebrate a broken laptop screen. Wait a minute … that’s really not a nice thing that I have created here; how can I hope to celebrate now? I can choose what I celebrate. I can choose to include the mishaps and laugh wholeheartedly. I can celebrate that I am alive, I can celebrate that these 1st world “problems” are just really no problems at all. I can decide to celebrate, first with a bit of a hysterical laugh, then I can relax into the idea and do something really different. I let that laugh turn into joy. I let it happen. Yes, I celebrated the broken screen, thanked it for the past 5 years of flawless performance and went about looking for a replacement part (they are available you know)… Now I’m going to celebrate my opportunity to become a computer tech and hope to enjoy fixing my laptop as much as I have enjoyed the experience of something that could potentially make me feel bad, but didn’t – I celebrate that I’ve changed my outlook and I celebrate life to the fullest – ALL experiences are worthy of my celebrations – all of them!