“Are we celebrating anything special this evening?” This is a common question when one ventures out for an upper end dinner. The question itself is actually quite empty. Sure, there are birthdays, anniversaries, job promotions, etc. that warrant a celebratory dinner, but just once I would like to answer with, “Yes, we are celebrating breathing.”.
Life should be enough to bring on a celebratory feeling. While special emphasis is always geared to a bigger event, remembering how precious each moment is and that I GET to wake up each morning to participate, makes me feel deserving of a large steak dinner. Tonight, Brian and I will be indulging by going to Jeff Ruby’s for dinner then attending a concert featuring Earth, Wind, and Fire along with Chicago. To say I am excited would be an understatement, but it isn’t just about the evening, it is more about my life.
Okay, so maybe a little of it is the anticipation of going to the beach for a week in exactly five days, but I truly believe that at this stage of the game, I am more settled, content, and appreciative of every opportunity, even the most difficult ones. While celebrating the big events is fine and wonderful to look forward to, I have to remember that each day is cause for celebrating even if it is just another day of the week.