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.
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?