I love to celebrate...anything and everything. Growing up as a missionary child, I learned at a young age the importance of making others around you feel important. It is not about pulling out all of the stops...Although at times that is fun... and it isn't about spending a lot of money. It IS about the little, everyday occurances that happen.
It is about calling a friend you haven't seen for awhile, picking up a friend's child so that she can have a bit of quiet time, clipping a rose from your garden and offering it to a neighbor, doubling a recipe and taking it to someone who is having a rough week, etc.
In our family we have celebrated good grades ( YES, even a spouse's good grades!), finding something that was lost, a potty-trained child, no more highchairs, our children sleeping through the night- thought that was NEVER going to happen, the end of morning sickness...you get the idea...it is fun to find the mundain and make a very BIG deal out of it.
This last June, we got back from our trip to Mexico. We didn't get back until after midnight, but I will tell you, what we found in our home was the sweetest idea EVER! My mom and sis had gathered some flowers from our yard and had them in a vase on our dining room table, a small table lamp was turned on and she had several little notes sitting on the island..."Scott, Happy Father's Day", "Welcome Home" and "Midnight Snack - Milk in Refrigerator". We felt so loved, taken care of and missed. Not only did we have coffee cake that night, but we didn't have to rush to the store for fresh milk the next morning. Everytime I have coffeecake it reminds me to CELEBRATE the mundain and how little it takes to make those around us feel like they DO matter...even if it is a simple post it note! Coffeecake recipe to come!