Celebrate – Spread Joy!

August is a month of celebration for me!

It’s my birthday, and my wedding anniversary (28 years this year!), the launch of my first business (8/22) and best of all, it’s Summertime and the living is easy!

The more you praise and celebrate in your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” – Oprah Winfrey

For a while I have identified myself as an ancient gladiator of joy gathering people together to create a warm connection and increase their well-being. What a great thing to be in the world! I celebrate the gifts that I was given and the people that I have gotten to share them with.

When I wrote my first book in 2014, The Guests Are Here, it was more of a challenge to myself to see if I could pull it off. While gathering etiquette tips, recipes and party planning tricks, I realized just how much I love to entertain in my home. Cooking brings me joy, prepping for the party, anticipating the conversations, the drinks, the food and laughter to come is part of the celebration. Hosting friends over for dinner gives me the opportunity to be an Ancient Gladiator of Joy – gathering them together to increase their well-being.

Yes – it takes work! Getting everyone’s calendars coordinated, figuring out the menu, prepping and cleaning the house, but it is all worth it in the end to Celebrate being together – especially after having been quarantined due to the pandemic.
We are hosting a simple BBQ with friends and family this weekend to celebrate my daughters birthday last week and my birthday next week. What a treat!

As we age, sometimes we decide to let birthday’s slip by with little fanfare – I say – no! It’s my birthday MONTH and I’m going to share some celebrations with you all month long!

TAKE ACTION: Go find out when you registered your business with the Secretary of State. Make it a recurring calendar date and do something to celebrate it each year!
Look to see what day your birthday falls on this year (or next if it’s passed) – Put a calendar item on your birthday and add a fun way you want to celebrate!

If you want to share something you are celebrating in your business, schedule a free 30 minute FOCUS session with me– I’ll jump up and down and give you a round of applause!