I bought a bottle of champagne a couple of months ago and it’s been chilling in the back of our fridge ever since. I’ve been saving it for a special occasion. A celebration. After the weariness of the past few months, there’s no surprise it’s still unopened. We’ve hit some bumps in the road. I’m tired. I’m so damn hot! Haven’t felt much like celebrating.
In the back of my mind I’d been saving it for… something? A promotion? A new job? The decision to finally move? One piece of good news? There’s been little of that lately.
But then I realized I’m missing it all. My favorite time of year will quickly come and go. There’s festivals to attend and pumpkin goodies to eat and ales to drink. And while things might not be perfect or even great right now, there’s still a lot to celebrate! We have jobs and a home and two working cars. We’re healthy. I’ll toast to the fact that it only cost $200 to fix the air in my year-old car. I’ll pop some bubbly because my insurance company sent me a $29 rebate. #blessed There are new seasons of my favorite shows. Gilmore Girls starts in two months. There’s Halloween and Thanksgiving and Christmas. There is always bourbon.
And even though I put on a pair of underwear yesterday that was so tight I questioned if they were actually mine, I’ll celebrate that I woke up before work every day last week (and every day so far this week!) to work out. I may have eaten a few brownies along the way, but life is all about balance.
We all know life is messy and sometimes you have to open the champs… even if everything is garbage. Drink in the good and bad and the in-between and remember that you don’t need a special occasion to celebrate. Making it to Friday is reason enough.