“To stay motivated, I celebrated after I make one bed, write one e-mail, fill out one page of a tax form…Celebrating makes fascination all the more joyful–and it builds confidence, which is more useful than avoiding fear.”
– Martha Beck, columnist for O Magazine
What a great daily message!! I am so thrilled I am jumping off the page today.
It’s all we need.
Celebrate the phone call you have with your beloved parents.
Celebrate the positive new partnership.
Celebrate your kitchen which you just cleaned.
Celebrate that you can walk today with freedom.
Celebrate that your kids are in school. In many countries they aren’t… They don’t even have access!
Celebrate that you love your work.
Or that you have dreams of what you want to do for a life calling.
Or that you even have an inkling. Or a hobby.
It’s all to be Celebrated!
Don’t just decorate the Christmas tree, but celebrate it! Sit back, light some candles, and experience the joy of spirit of it all.
Dump the worry, discouragement and ‘I don’t know what’s going to happen.’ Something can be celebrated: Your health, the sunny day, that your computer works, that you met a friend by chance on the street, that you could choose where to eat dinner, that you had minimal traffic, that you were kind during heavy traffic.
Martha Nibley Beck is an American sociologist, life coach, best-selling author, and speaker who specializes in helping individuals and groups achieve personal and professional goals. She holds a bachelor’s degree in East Asian Studies and master’s and Ph.D. degrees in sociology, both from Harvard University. She is the author of six books, and received national attention after publication in 2005 of her best seller, Leaving the Saints: How I Lost the Mormons and Found My Faith. In addition to authoring several books, Beck has been a columnist for O, The Oprah Magazine since 2001. Beck has also been a contributing editor for popular magazines, including Real Simple and Redbook.