We have a favorite word in our family. We shave moments out of a day and sometimes build weekends around this word just so we can live in it together for just a while.
CELEBRATE…doesn’t it bring a smile to your face and a glimmer to your eye?
Accomplishing a goal is hard work, and celebrating every little milestone helps joy flow. We stay grounded in what truly matters when we take time to celebrate our journey. Difficulties which try to crowd out our motivation are stifled when we choose to celebrate one step forward, even when we had to take two steps back.
But what do we do with our failed attempts and our setbacks? Can we dare to celebrate these?
Don’t we learn from our failures? Can’t we find answers in the setbacks? Aren’t we refined through the mud?
Taking time to celebrate each piece of the journey, each step forward and each step backward adds value to the highs and lows and honors every part.
Celebrate the relationships connected along the way.
Celebrate the strength borne through the challenge.
Celebrate the freshness of new discoveries.
Celebrate the hearing and the seeing of life.
Celebrate the marvelous in the mundane.
We find happiness and gratitude when we make it a priority to celebrate ALL of the journey. We learn to respect and cherish the effort and sacrifices necessary to reach our goal.
The moments become gifts, the people become precious threads sewn into our hearts, and the journey becomes a source of happiness, meaning and inspiration. Only then will motivation linger and flow.
We celebrate because life isn’t always just about the goal.
It’s about finding happiness and fulfillment along the way!