How do you celebrate milestones? Do you?
I can remember my college graduation. After the craziness of my high school graduation, I really wanted nothing to do with the ceremony in college. My boyfriend at the time and my mother had different ideas. I’m really glad they did.
Guess I figured that after spending tortuous hours in the library that it wasn’t that important. What was important was that I was done… whew and (almost) had a job.
Now that I’ve lived a little life, my perspective is a different.
Milestones are a great part of life. They give us cause to celebrate, cause to give pause and give thanks for all that we have done and been given. It was important to take the time to mark the accomplishment, enjoy the success, bask a little.
How you celebrate a milestone usually depends on many things… family tradition, your personality, circle of friends just to name a few.
If you fall into the camp that would rather let milestones just pass as I used to do. I encourage you to take a second look. It’s not about gifts or parties (unless you want it to be) it’s more about marking the passing of time, of achievements, of significance that each of us needs as people.
How do you mark milestones? With big celebrations? With quiet reflection?
Life is short. For me the best part of a milestone is celebrating with people I love. It’s the accomplishment AND the memory of the celebration that I take with me.
How about for you?