Celebrate Every Milestone
If you watched the Royal wedding at all last weekend, you were probably impressed like I was with the pageantry of the occasion. As beautiful and fairy tale-like as the wedding was, what I loved the most about it was the traditions and the ceremony. The British still celebrate special occasions the same way that they have for hundreds and hundreds of years. What’s so beautiful about this is that it doesn’t ever change, even after all this time. None of us will ever have a royal wedding, but we all have special occasions in our lives. We should celebrate every milestone!
There’s A Difference
Have you ever had a birthday or a holiday come and go without really doing anything special for it? I think we all have, especially as we get older. For some reason we think there’s no point in celebrating anymore. Easter and Mother’s Day were that way for me this year. As my kids have gotten older and have moved on with their lives, I just didn’t think it was necessary to do anything. But then the holidays come and go, and they never really felt like holidays or special occasions. Everyday should not be the same, and occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays should definitely be treated differently.
My youngest daughter, Rachel, is turning 18 and graduating from High School in a couple weeks. When I was in London a few years ago, I was so inspired by the bunting that hangs in the streets, that I wanted to make some for Rachel’s special day. I started making it in January and got so busy with work that I put it aside until this past weekend. Seeing all the patriotic bunting for the wedding reminded me that I need to finish the birthday/graduation bunting for next week. I also made a goal that I’m going to be better about celebrating every major milestone in my family’s lives. Even if it’s simple and homemade, it’s worth the effort!
What do you think? How do you celebrate milestones?