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Celebrating 50

March 7, 2013

This blog post is my 50th on this blog! Woohoo! Pop a cork and let’s celebrate!

Anniversaries and milestones are something to celebrate.

Celebrations bring joy.

I love the radio commercial when the golfer’s shot goes into the sand trap (not a good thing in the game of golf) and you hear a cork pop as if from a bottle of champagne, and the voice shouts out “Beach Party!”.

Ordinary times, or even bad ones, can be celebrated with the right attitude and focus.

It is a special person who can find things to celebrate even in the ordinary times, as well as in life’s difficulties and trials.  We tend to love and gravitate toward such people.

A few years ago I found a web site that calculated interesting dates related to your birthday and projected milestone birthdays in the lives of my close family members. In the past couple years my daughter turned 5000 days old and my mom turned (censored) days old, and we celebrated both with some fanfare. It made ordinary days in the middle of the year eventful and made my beloved ones feel special and loved.

50 is just a number, and has no more significance that 49 or 51 or 209. But we as people tend to celebrate round numbers in our decimal-based numbering system. 

Seeing outside the box of that system, or any other structure, can help us find the specialness or joy in ordinary or even trying times.

  • Someone dies – celebrate their life.
  • Something bad happens – find the silver lining of opportunity and hope.
  • You’re bored – look for someone else to lift up and make feel special and loved – you will be the beneficiary I assure you.

My 50th published blog post is an accomplishment, and something I’m proud of.  You can link to some of the best of them from my Records and Bests post.

And, I’m already excited to be planning for my 51st, 52nd…79th …. I love finding things in the ordinary and difficult and sharing a silver lining with you here.

Have a good day, and find something special in it to celebrate and bring some joy to our world.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 7, 2013 9:23 am

    What you wrote here is so true. I like you write about my thoughts and experiences of everyday life. I invite you to read my blog it is called “The Simple Life”. I think you would really enjoy the post about my dad. Good luck in life and with your blog. May your next 50 posts be as enjoyable as the last 50.

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