Okay, it’s confession time. My confession…that I have a tendency to be a worrier. I worry that even with the best laid plans, things will go awry. I worry that even when things are looking really really good, that they will be somehow be suddenly swept away. I worry about the ‘what if’s’ and worst case scenarios. And, sometimes, all the worry is just too much. Because I’ve come to realize that all this worry gets in the way. It gets in the way of enjoying the good things in life.
Spending all my time waiting to celebrate the good, just in case it doesn’t last, really just means I am wasting all that time waiting and worrying. Never celebrating. Never truly living in the moment. Never enjoying the good things as they come. (Never wearing those killer new shoes because I haven’t found the perfect occasion for them.) Always waiting for that other shoe to drop is really no way to live life to its fullest at all. For a girl who often touts ‘Celebrate Today’ and ‘Why wait to pop the champagne’, I often find myself just waiting. Hesitant to celebrate.
Thankfully, I have some awesome people in my life who remind me of all the joy there is to be celebrated, right here, right now. From my ever-amazing spouse to my fabulous family to some super sweet friends, they all have my back, encouraging me, and reminding me that there is a lot to be thankful for, right now. There is a lot worth celebrating, today. They remind me that while I have been spending all that time worrying, amazing things have been happening right in front of my eyes. Things worth popping some bubbly for! And even donning some fabulous baubles for! So, today…I celebrate. No worries, just living in the moment and enjoying all the good that is right here, right now. (Thanks so much to Emilia for the reminder!)