Pinky and I have been reading together. Her favorite books are Good Night Gorilla, Curious George and Dinosaur Combat – ?! We’ve read these stories so often, I can recite them from memory. And at the end of each story, she claps enthusiastically and we yell, “Yay!” We celebrate each and every book, each and every time.
I think Pinky’s on to something. Life moves so quickly. You finish one thing and move right on to the next thing without even taking a breath. I propose that we all slow down for a moment and think about adding more celebration into our lives. It doesn’t have to be a ticker tape parade, but a few moments of “I finished this spreadsheet and my numbers balance – hooray!” or “We’re all home for diner together this evening. Let’s raise a glass to us!” “I got a fantastic parking spot. Happy dance!”
I’ll wager that there are dozens of things during each day worthy of at least a mental ‘yipee’. When good things happen or when you accomplish something, take a second to appreciate it! A few well-placed ‘yay!’s will go a long way to brighten your day. So Celebrate!