Celebrate everything. Pay attention to the small things you never really think about, that give you something to be happy about. Write up a list of these things, and keep it somewhere you’ll see it when you really need it. What did you celebrate? How do you feel about these things?
Today, there is a lot to celebrate. I had breakfast with a dear friend I only get to see a few times a year. I woke up in an awesome 3 bedroom apartment walking distance from Dubai Mall. How much to stay here for a week? Nothing. I celebrate generous friendships. I celebrate being able to buy pork and alcohol easily. I celebrate a public transport system that works. I celebrate my health and the health of my friends and family. I celebrate wonderful weather in January. I celebrate the optimism of a New Year. I celebrate having a good book to read. I celebrate finding new things for people I love. I celebrate having a blue passport that allows me to go anywhere I want. I celebrate an internet connection. I celebrate new music. I celebrate things within walking distance. I celebrate drinks with my husband overlooking cultural landmarks. I celebrate delicious vegetarian lunches (that I didn’t have to make). And finally, I celebrate almost finishing a novel.
Certainly, when I read things like this
that make me almost lose hope in humanity, I want to hope that there will always be small things to celebrate.
What are you celebrating?