Party time, by Lorie Sheffer, Guest blogger

Break out the "good china"
Celebrating life is up to us (photo: Lorie Sheffer)

It’s nice to have something special to look forward to. If we wait for that invitation to arrive in the mail, or for the days to pass until the next holiday, life can get pretty stressful/boring/mundane. There are lots of parties just waiting to happen and many events worth a little celebration, if we just look for them.

One of my many eccentricities is turning “normal” events into mini-celebrations. The recent wedding of Kate and William turned into a British inspired brunch at my house. The Presidential Inauguration was reason for a champagne brunch and a special dinner to enjoy while waiting for The Gown to be revealed at The Heroes Ball. There are finale parties for reality shows and season premiers of PBS series. Groundhog Day is worthy of a party in my world. I don’t have to have an extensive guest list. Sometimes I spend days planning and baking for just my husband and myself.

Recently, I was asked why I “bother” going to all the trouble. Indeed. Why bother doing something that I enjoy, and why add a celebratory feeling to an otherwise ordinary event?

Life is what you make it. I choose to celebrate.

By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.