It's very common to celebrate in my (Central European) culture. We have many, many different national, religious & local holidays. Events such as birthdays, weddings, or graduation parties are hugely and lavishly celebrated.

A celebration is, by definition, something special. We celebrate extraordinary events, extraordinary people. That's what makes celebrating such a unique and quite pleasurable experience for most.

I think that we don't celebrate enough.

Our lives are worth celebrating way more often than just a few times a year. Living well is not easy. It takes a lot of courage, constant and systematic work, true respect & many, many more values that are not easy to earn. And those of us, who strive to be better, deserve more acknowledgement of that fact. That life is quite often hard.

Celebrating things as they are, no matter how much we think they could be improved (including our own lives), fuels the world with more energy, gives things more warmth.

Some of us may have this "blocker" inside of our minds that tells us you've not earned this. And thus, we do not celebrate the world on a constant basis, while falling deeper and deeper into an infinite well of

The colors of the rainbow
So pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces
Of people going by

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