It's important to celebrate more than just weddings and birthdays. Many of our accomplishments deserve applause and even a bash. Some people might find celebrating divorces and health recoveries strange, but it's a great way to move forward into a happy future.
Let's recognize our achievements and invite all our loved ones to join us in celebration. Here are the non-traditional occasions we should celebrate more often and fun ideas on how to honor them.
Divorce and breakup parties are on the rise. Some people think these parties are awkward, but others find them to be a great way to heal and move forward.
Many people celebrate new beginnings, but how often do people celebrate "keep goings?" Honoring work anniversaries shows love and support for those who push continuously to get projects done and keep business moving. They grind away and persist through the long days, many coffees, difficult coworkers or customers, shifting priorities and tough times.
Friendships don't always last. Real friends are also hard to find. But if you have a loyal best friend, it’s worth celebrating your many years of friendship. Anniversaries aren't just for romantic couples anymore. It's an achievement to have a friend who’s been there with you through thick and thin for so long.
Rebuilding your health or taking steps to live better are causes for celebration. Moments of triumph can be big or small. This victory could be a person in long-term care returning home or a person overcoming a mental illness. It could also involve a person recovering from an addiction or a successful surgery.
Landing a new job is a big achievement, but getting a raise or becoming salaried is also important and worthy of recognition. Telling the entire office isn't the best idea, but your friends or coworkers who always support your success will be happy to hear the good news.