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Celebrate!

Copyright: subbotina / 123RF Stock Photo
Copyright: subbotina / 123RF Stock Photo

Ever have one of those weeks that’s just like all the others? It wasn’t horrible, just unremarkable and kinda blah. The work-a-day world tends to take the color and excitement of life and dull it up a bit. We have all had ho hum days in our marriage, when the joy of relationship has withered.

Good news, your drudgery can change in one easy step. You can do it anytime, it doesn’t cost anything, it’s fun, and it will change everything.

Celebrate.

Yep, that’s all. Let it rip. Celebrate! Like the Kool & the Gang song says “Celebrate good times! Come on!”

I love watching NFL football one of my favorite parts is watching the touchdown celebrations. Nothing pumps me up like a crazy celebration in the end zone. When the player shows his excitement and the crowd erupts in celebration, we connect through the shared emotion.

When you and your spouse celebrate together you will connect through the shared emotion. Celebrating together is the best way to transform a blah marriage into a fun and vibrant marriage.

Counting blessings can be a part of finding something to celebrate, but don’t stop when you get a number. “Yep, counted my blessings today, came to 27 blessings”…yawn. How nice, and boring. Don’t just count your blessings, celebrate them. Pick one or pick a bunch of your blessings and celebrate. Throw a blessings party and tell your face to smile.

Hold on now, I’m not proposing you become the annoying person who insists everything is awesome when it’s clearly not. I’m a big advocate of authenticity. The overly cheerful person who masks all emotions with enthusiasm isn’t healthy. However, I’m tired of people who lack the creativity to find something or someone to celebrate. Don’t be so in control of your emotions that you miss all the opportunities to lose your mind in celebration. It doesn’t matter what you celebrate. It certainly doesn’t have to be anything huge, spontaneous celebrations for the little things often make for the best connection.

My wife and I are deep into the parenting adventure called potty training. We are getting closer to the diaper-free promised land. A major part of our potty training strategy is the potty dance. When our son successfully uses the toilet we perform the potty dance. We clap, throw our arms in the air and spin around all while shouting “yeah!” It’s pretty ridiculous, but it works. Our son loves it, we connect through the emotion, and that motivates him to perform. Celebration transforms drudgery (even the drudgery of going to the bathroom) into something wonderful.

When others celebrate, join in. No one wants to celebrate alone. Rejoice with those who rejoice, Romans 12:15.

Please share what you celebrated this week, I would love to celebrate with you.
Celebrating is more fun together.

Yes! I want to learn how to Make Some Wonderful in my marriage.




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