Saturday, November 20, 2010

Celebrate like a Scout (or Not)

Celebrate your successes.  That seems to be the message this week that is coming in loud and clear.

I recently posted that I received a grant from the Leeway Foundation.  Cynthia Morris asked me how I was going to celebrate.  She commented that celebrating "is vital to building the trust we need in ourselves - reminders that we can go for it and succeed."  

Later that week I took my son Nate to a Scout Pack Meeting.  The scouts were celebrating their recent popcorn sales success.  As this was our first meeting, the den leader informed me that, as scouts, the boys learn new skills, work hard, and "always celebrate their successes!"  That evening, prizes were raffled off, pizza was served and boys took turns throwing pies in the leaders faces!

Pizza and Pie Throwing may not be at the top of My Celebrating "To Do" List. 
Flowers are always a favorite

What is at the top of your list?  

How do you celebrate?


Alyson B. Stanfield said...

Cynthia always tries to get me to celebrate, too. I have had a hard time convincing her that finishing a job is reward enough for me. ;)

Your photo reminded me, though, that I might go out and buy some fresh flowers for a celebration. Or a new candle. Those things make me very happy and seem less than practical.

dannie woodard said...

The sense of accomplishment and the relief that a project is finished has always been my reward, although a coke and a snack seems to be the norm for me. I remember that during the years I was a tax preparer, the close of business, April 15th, seemed to call for dinner out!

Nanci Hersh said...

HI Alyson,
Flowers always put a smile on my face. Sometimes its the "little things" that help us to remember to celebrate our successes!

Nanci Hersh said...

Thanks for commenting Dannie... I agree I love the feeling of accomplishing something, but a dinner out is a great opportunity to give a toast and sit back and enjoy the moment.