Few activities earn as much relationship mileage as celebrating together. Recognizing one person’s blessings or moments or achievements, those of the other, or ones created within the relationship itself, honors all who participate. The first day of a new year brings a perfect opportunity to look more closely at celebrating as a way of showing love. We look at what to celebrate, how to celebrate, and why celebrating nourishes a love relationship. In general, couples often think of celebrating in terms of what and how — but the why provides a frame of reference, texture, an angle through which creative expressions become easier to invent.
Personally, my husband and I celebrate everything — the arrival of morning, food on the table, a kind interaction, a beautiful sunset, making an effort, you name it. Life is too short to not be filled with celebration. Even challenges offer opportunities to celebrate, as they are met and eventually conquered.
What to celebrate?
How to celebrate?
Why celebrating works
What have you done to celebrate that has been especially meaningful? How have you expressed loving through creating a special celebration? Do you have thoughts about why celebration amplifies feelings of love? Please share your stories, thoughts.
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