It’s St. Patrick’s Day and I’m sitting here in sunny Dublin, Ireland, wondering what is the best way to take in the tradition of the Big Green Celebration. And it’s got me thinking about what we celebrate in life, and more interestingly, when we celebrate.
By the time we reach adulthhood, we’re trained to follow the annual calendar of set times to celebrate: New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, Christmas, your birthday or anniversary, and perhaps one or two other unique situations or occasions in the calendar. We also celebrate victories and milestones like a new job, a new home, a favourite sports team win, or a great performance at our child’s piano recital.
The point is that nearly all celebration is due to an event. An experience, a moment in time, and a reflection of time passing. Something outside of us. It’s an event that is so exciting or significant, it just feels good to celebrate.
So what if we created more celebration — more spontaneous celebration — in our lives, just because we can. What would you celebrate? How would you celebrate?Continue reading