🥂Celebrations Don't Need a Reason
It's all good and jolly to have #celebrations for occasions like the ones coming in the next weeks, #birthday parties, special events. But we don't need to wait for the right reason to celebrate. Really. It might never come and in some #occasions the pressure of it all ruins things. As long as we are alive, that is enough.
Perhaps it's easy for me to say this as I grew up with my grandmother celebrating mid-week if she felt like it. And it didn't mean she had to have guests or special things for it; for her, it was enough to eat something on the grass behind the house, having a glass of wine with whoever was at home. I miss her a lot. She was my partner in crime.
Before you start thinking but wait a minute, there is so much #grief, anger, pain, #injustice in this world, a million reasons not to celebrate; take a moment and appreciate that you are alive; it beats being dead. We can still be aware that life is not fare and find moments to celebrate it.
There are many ways to celebrate, not only through parties, drinking or feasting. It doesn't matter how it looks from the outside. It counts the meaning from the inside. That sounded cheesy but it's true.
" Celebration is a thankfulness; it is a prayer out of gratitude. It is recognition of the gift that has been given to us. " Osho
I love celebrating even when they are planned and set in time. I can do it alone on a Vipassana silent retreat or with 120 people like at my 40th birthday party. I believe to be grateful and celebrate in current times is a #rebellious act, and I don't mean binge drinking. That sounds more like trauma reaction to me than celebration.
I really hope you all get to celebrate; however, you love and can, alone or together, whether Christmas is coming or not and despite current situations.
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