What Wisdom Has Taught Me About Celebration
Celebrations are the best. There is nothing better than celebrating a win. Now a win is different for everyone. A win can be your team won the Super Bowl, the Women's World Cup, the High School State Championship or you came in first in your race. A win can be a great doctor's report, the number of pounds lost, the number of the days you have been sober or have been free from a vice. Whatever the event/cause the reason/effect is a celebration. Some celebrations are private, and no one other than you and God will ever know about them, and others are public, where you, your family, and friends - CELEBRATE!
Celebrations give you an opportunity to share your success with others. For most, that are not selfish and vain, it's not about them. They just don't want to celebrate alone. They want someone else to celebrate with and to also motive others, if possible. Celebrations are also a time to let those who have been helpful during know how much they are appreciated. A time to say "thank you."
Celebrations make you happy. All of us want to be happy. Dopamine is released into our brain when we anticipate achieving something, or we achieve it. The Bible talks about happiness because it is important to our life. Proverbs 17:22 A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 15:13 A joyful heart makes a cheerful face, But when the heart is sad, the spirit is broken.
Celebrations motivate us to do more. They set milestones for us. It's a win, and we can't wait to have another. It's at that point you begin to plan for the celebration. You will begin to set an action plan in place and get your momentum rolling.
Who To Celebrate With
When celebrating, choose wisely who you celebrate with. Most people want lots of people around them. However, it is best to have the right people around you. The right people will be happy with you and for you. They will understand your journey and why you are so happy.Celebrations should not be boring. Celebrations should be festive. So include festive people. These people should be positive. That doesn't mean that they have to be the life of the party. However, they should not bring a damper to your party. If they are not pro-YOU, then, reconsider their invitation. You are not obligated to invite everyone.Remember a celebration is where you engage in an activity that brings you joy and happiness. That celebration is for the life that we are given every day, for the food, shelter, jobs, friends, and family that we have been blessed with. Celebrations do not have to be large and extravagant; they can be small, intimate, and private. All you have to do is learn how to celebrate!
Psalm 118:24 This is the day which the LORD has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Nehemiah 8:10 The joy of the Lord is your strength.