What did you celebrate this year?
Aside from today being Christmas Eve, where in my Christian faith I celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and enjoy a time of laughter and family, there are many other occasions in which I toasted and look back upon with gratitude. I'm not going to go into too much detail since I have to help with last minute preparations and getting ready before we go to Christmas services at my family's Catholic church. But here are the smaller, but no less significant celebrations that I took part in:
I celebrated my twentieth birthday; that is, surviving my teen years
I celebrated making it through two semesters in an awful living situation
I celebrate my ability to succeed in grow during two years of college
My grandparents fiftieth wedding anniversary
Oddly enough, I celebrated on the day and I chose to start going into therapy again. It has been over a year that I've been getting help, and I have never felt more present or aware of who I am and what I've been through.
I celebrated a variety of birthdays, and will be celebrating my twenty-first birthday a little over a month from now.
I celebrate my health, and the health of my loved ones
And above all, I celebrate being alive and for coming as far as I have. I will never take that for granted.
Whether you celebrate Christmas or another holiday, may you have a blessed day (or multiple days) surrounded by people that mean the most to you, God bless!