There are so many events in the month of November and it seems lots of events that are not calendar driven as well.
I think celebration is in order this Holiday season as many people have come through difficult times in their life, and we all know that the East Coast Sandy survivors are still suffering and may need some spirit lifting and celebration in their lives to carry them through. I have had some conversations lately and it seems that the best way to keep yourself motivated towards any goal is to celebrate the progress you have made.
I would like to suggest that celebration is not always a big party and lots of money towards gifts and food and drinks, but celebration may be also smaller versions that the human spirit just needs to keep moving forward.
I think we all need to define celebration for ourselves, and then feel fulfilled with the reward you've set. I would like to hear from any and all of you out there on this topic. Is the word "Celebration" to big to contain? Is it too awestruck and filled with extravangance? Can the human spirit celebrate on smaller scales and recieve the same benefit of empowerment that grander scales offer? I would like to think that the human spirit needs doses of celebration and encouragement in life.
Sometimes it's a meal out with a friend, sometimes its a conversation with a friend or family member or loved one. I would like to think that any time people get together with each other, that some form of celebration happens simply out of social gathering. Now I know I know, the human capacity for connection to others socially ranges greatly, and there certainly is a scale of people who are extroverted and people who are introverted. If you have ever taken a Myers-Briggs test, then you know there are other variations in personality and indicators in how you interact with people and the world around you. I am sure there are other personality tests as well, and the corporate world has it's share of personality indicators it uses as well to find the right employees for their companies.
In any case, I would like to suggest that the concepr of celebration is not lost on anyone. Find your measure of celebration, define your reward, and I hope you find time in your day, your week, or this month to celebrate.
Let me know how your celebrations work out readers, writers, visionaries, and thinkers of our day.