Celebration bah, blah they rarely happen. I want change. Abandon my crummy celebratory habits.
I wanted to recognize that I lost 70 pounds. Yippee 70 down, how about we go out to eat? I don’t cringe at the thought of eating. But, not eating is how I got the weight off.
Temperamentally, I am not the one square of chocolate type. All or none tops my strategy list. All or none pushes celebratory eating down my list.
Oops, I’ve got another qualification. Celebration should not need a fund-raiser. I’m not reluctant to buy costly luxuries. But …
… no eating and inexpensive. Google showed me hundreds of questions and answers. I rejected shopping trips and buying target shotguns. To expensive ….
Then I thought about buying lessons to make exquisite fabric art or to break more clay targets. My stance on inexpensive weakened. Learning is the third of my basic aims — have fun, be helpful, and learn/explore.
Rewards that enhance my life by giving me opportunities to learn push a change in the low cash plan. I revert to the Goldilocks Principle of just right, fitting and in balance.
To The Point
- Plant roses or a tree (bought, bartered, or shared)
- Invite Catharine to go look at the Straits of Juan de Fuca
- Spend an hour or two looking for new board games with friends
- Set up a game session with friends (memorial games)
- Go to the Blue Hole Gallery to see this months display
- Session with Catharine to plant what next
- Explore new music (find a post about 10 best jazz musicians)
- Brew a celebratory pot of coffee or tea
- Massage or snuggle
- Pay for a strangers meal
Steps — Name It Celebration
Name/recognize the action as a celebration. Savor doing it. Recall it as a celebration.
Admire the rose planted and the event it marks — recognition and celebration.