Thanks to La duchesse d’Erat for another The Great Book of Lists challenge:
The second prompt of the week is inspired by my recent experience with having to write an exam and just wanting to dance on tables after learning I passed. it got me thinking. What are the ways we generally celebrate ? Dancing on tables isn’t one of my usual.
Ways of Celebrating – TGBOL 3.3
1. Tell my husband: No matter what I’m celebrating, something minor or something major, my husband is the first person I want to tell. He’s been with me through all the ups and downs of life, and I couldn’t ask for a better person to celebrate with.
2. A toast: I’ve made plenty of really bad toasts in my lifetime, but there’s something about holding aloft a glass or bottle and sending that hearty “cheers” out into the universe as thanks for my good fortune. By the way, I wrote a series of pieces that all mentioned Maker’s Mark (I hadn’t actually drank it but loved the design of the bottle). My husband bought me a bottle, so now, when I have something writing related to celebrate, we have a shot of the Maker’s Mark. I hate the taste, but it’s become a celebratory ritual now!
3. Dinner out—or in: Since I’m usually the person cooking in my household, my way of celebrating is to let someone else do the cooking. We either head out to a restaurant or bring home something special.
4. Kitchen dance party: My kids and I have been known to crank up the music and dance around the kitchen when we’re celebrating—or even when we’ve survived Monday!
5. Chocolate: I’m not a flower person. If I’m celebrating, people who know me well bring me chocolates!
How do you celebrate the big and small moments of life?
My favorite toasts are when my family and I are on camping trips. There’s something about setting up camp, putting out a few chairs and toasting the beginning of a new adventure. It’s a great moment.
Wow, that sounds nice about now! The way the weather is here, it feels like summer camping trips are very far away. I know they’re coming, but it’s hard to be patient!
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