It’s aaaaaaaaaaalright to celebrate yourself!
I have come to learn that everyone in life has faced their share of battles…you win some, you lose some, life goes on…c’est la vie. If you won’t pause to enjoy the spoils of this battle, you will usually not have enough strength to endure the next battle. I have also realized that most of us don’t necessarily know how to celebrate our little victories. The norm is to be a bit too hard on ourselves when we have missed the mark or not reached a certain expectation. Whether it’s at home, school, work, or out there with friends, we have a certain heightened sensitivity to “how we failed to do this or that right” or “how we blundered that part of the speech/deal/game…etc.” We’re often so much focused on the missed mark that we fail to appreciate the bits that went well.
Don’t get me wrong: it is healthy to analyze the “what and how” to improve; what is unhealthy is focusing so much on it that, we fail to appreciate what is already good/excellent.
So go ahead and smile when you win even in what you would consider a “small win”,
Pat yourself on the back, heck even do a little victory dance if you will,
Do it for yourself, that inner man/woman that you could be breaking or building,
And for that little kid that you could be influencing.
Pause and enjoy the spoils of the battle that you won,
For all you know, that little celebration could be the all source of your strength to go on!
© Rk Nyra
July 2016 Musings