As we begin what signifies the end of summer (Labor Day Weekend), I am totally excited because I’ve been invited to 2 BBQs this weekend! Why so much excitement? On the surface because I really do love a good burger and hotdog off of the grill. There is nothing like it and they take me to a happy place in my soul. But thinking about it more closely, I believe in celebrating "just because" and that celebrations cause us to pause from the “must dos,” to experience the “happy to dos” and that increases our quality of life.
This personal belief led me to think about why I do what I do in my business. I believe that celebrating is necessary for a life well lived. Whether you’re planning a 350 person Nigerian wedding, or inviting a college friend over for Chinese food and beer; creating opportunities for people to stop their grind and “to dos,” inserts a pause button to the noise and provides exhale moments for us to enjoy life. The more of these we have the merrier.
We can get so caught up in getting everything in our lives done, completed, finished, accomplished, solidified, crossed off and checked, that we forget to LIVE LIFE. We “do” all night and day, but we have fewer moments where we’ve lived enjoying something or someone. By living I mean taking the time to experience what makes you feel connected to someone or something and that makes you excited about being present to experience what is before you (this does not include things that are illegal, destructive or harmful).
Whether it’s celebrating another year of life, visiting a cousin you haven’t seen in years or even going to the super bowl party because you haven’t had nachos in a while, it takes you to a happy place inside and life feels good.
Whatever the reason, what ever the occasion, LIVE LIFE consciously and engaged in the moments that bring you joy, cause you to remember that you do have “people” and you’re not alone in the world, and that makes you grateful to be alive. Celebrations are necessary for an enhanced quality of life so let's celebrate.