Do we celebrate enough? There are moments in our lives we celebrate an awful lot: there’s the string of 21st, then weddings forever, then births but do we find enough reasons to celebrate beyond these set plays? If celebration means cake, or bubbles, then both of those things are worth thinking up more memorable moments for.
50th birthdays. A trip to Italy. A completed degree. A child leaving home (finally!). Let’s pop a cork to that!
A new job. A new home. A new grandchild. A new puppy. Why not share cake with a friend to mark those occasions?
And let’s go even bigger on our yahoos. Cake isn’t always enough. Let’s have lunches, dinner parties, surprise morning teas. Let’s all shout each other flowers.
One of the nicest parts of doing what we do is witnessing celebrations in people’s lives. Today we helped a woman hide a bouquet in order to surprise her friend after they shared brunch together. Often we don’t know what the celebration marks. But it’s a simple privilege to see the happy faces, the big smiles, yes sometimes a tear or two. Your celebrations become the warm moments in our working day, it’s a nice thing to be part of.