Who doesn’t love to attend a fun party with their friends? Okay, I know all of the introverts in the room just raised their hands (and I get it). But as a highly functional introvert myself, I still recognize the need for connection and sometimes gathering with your people for the sake of gathering is just the ticket.
A few weeks ago, we threw a dinner party just for the sake of throwing a dinner party. No particular reason to celebrate, or bust out the gold place settings, just felt like as good as time as any to gather our people.
We asked everyone to get a sitter for the evening (there’s a time and a place for the children, and it’s usually not at my house 😉 ), and enjoyed in a family recipe feast of Cioppino.
I believe in creating moments during the every day that are worthy of celebration.
The kids are alive today; CELEBRATE!
The husband and you made it through another week and still like each other; CELEBRATE!
There is room for celebrating the big and small moments.
If we spend our lives waiting for only the mountaintop experiences, we’re going to miss so many of the everyday victories.
Gather your people and choose to celebrate simply because you can.
This is a giant piece of butcher paper over our table, a runner from Amazon with many a stain on it, thrift store dishes, and a giant borrowed collection of Glassybaby’s from one of the guests.
It doesn’t have to be fancy, to feel fancy.
But it will require effort and intentionality.
If you want a full life, one with gratitude, joy, and love – choose to celebrate. Small victories, regular Saturday nights, full conversations with no kids – all of it is good, and holy and worthwhile.