I’m grateful to be able to celebrate other people’s lives and accomplishments. I get so many opportunities to be in a state of joy by celebrating others. I’m grateful that the people who have graced my life. I’m grateful when people share their joys, successes, and loves with me. I don’t care if I’m looking at a plate of food someone loves, family photos, celebrations, achievements, or majestic nature scenes, I feel honored to get to share in other people’s lives.
If I get to a place where I’m not enjoying celebrating others, I know that is about me, not them. That is an opportunity for me to look at where I’m feeding the energy of fear, lack, and separation. I’m grateful for those moments too. They reveal an opportunity to grow and see where my thoughts, beliefs, actions, and inactions aren’t lining up with the life I actually want to be living. I know I’m in line again when I feel authentic joy celebrating someone else.
Today, I commit to celebrating other people’s lives and accomplishments. Tears are already beginning to well-up in my eyes as I think about how many people’s lives and accomplishments have touched my life. From the birthdays of loved ones to the successes of my fellow authors, along with every joyful exchange in-between, thank you for sharing.
As we all know, misery LOVES company. This is why when I’m in an internal struggle, I want to pick up on the struggles of others or criticize their joys. If I’m not in internal chaos, I have no need to take others down. When I’m in a healthy mindset, I can sit and celebrate others in away that brings me to a state of AWE. Sometimes celebrating others is what I need to show me where I am. How I’m celebrating or criticizing others is my mirror to what is going on inside of me. That’s why it brings me great joy when the simple thought of thinking of other people’s lives and accomplishments is so overwhelming to my system (in the best of ways). I love knowing that I’m contributing to the energy of love and joy in the world by celebrating someone else.
If I find myself feeling pulled down by what is going on in the world around me, I often go to celebrating others to lift me back up. I LOVE where my mind goes when I start focusing in on how awesome it is to be invited to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of others. I even love seeing people’s plates of food, whether they are celebrating making it themselves or are excited about getting it at a restaurant. If I’m living in the energy of love, abundance, and peace, than other people living in that energy will expand that within me. It doesn’t matter if the other person or I are in that joy for a brief moment or an extended period of time, when I celebrate with them, I’m a part of the collective energy of love, abundance, and peace in that moment—and it FEELS AMAZING!!
To all the people who have honored me with a space in your lives, thank you!
This piece is dedicated to my sister, Rebecca. Happy Birthday!!! Thank you for being the beacon of strength, courage, love, compassion, empathy, and quirkiness that you are. I love you with all my heart.