v. cel·e·brat·ed, cel·e·brat·ing, cel·e·brates
1. To observe (a day or event) with ceremonies of respect, festivity, or rejoicing.
2. To perform (a religious ceremony).
3. To extol or praise.
4. To make widely known.
I started thinking about the word ‘Celebrate’ the other day. We throw parties to celebrate so many events in our lives; impending births and birthdays, engagements and weddings, anniversaries and retirements. We get wrapped up in the big celebrations , but what about the “praise” meaning of the word celebrate?
Here is my personal list of things that people should be celebrated for more often…
– A great report card
– Getting a fantastic new job or promotion
– Hugging your grandmother no matter how old you are
– Finally passing your driving test
– Potty training a small child (mom or dad gets the praise here)
– Cleaning the bathroom after potty training a small child
– Being a good friend
There are many more things that could be added to this list, these are just off the top of my head. I think the word celebrate should be used often, and in many forms. Make sure to never forget the small stuff!