Reasons to celebrate

I’d vaguely heard of “reveal parties” for pregnant women and couples who want to reveal the sex of the baby to loved ones. Pink or blue balloons in boxes. Pink or blue cupcakes. Pink or blue flowers. Even a duck with a colored bow tie waddling in, revealing the news.

I’d never considered doing this myself because most of the time, I’m a pretty practical person. And having a reveal party sounded like a chore, more work to be done, more hassle and mess, and more time spent on something other than what I need to be spending time on–studying.

Then I started thinking, why not? Why not celebrate every little joyous thing that comes my way? Why not make the best of the good moments since life will certainly throw plenty of bad ones our way?

A few days ago, my mother-in-law said that she loves celebrating every holiday, and she loves to make a party out of the smallest thing. What a great attitude to have.

It doesn’t have to be elaborate, expensive, or time-consuming; taking a few moments to pause and give thanks and spread joy around never hurt anybody, though.


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