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Choosing "JOY" and Celebrating "LIFE"



馃拵 Choosing JOY and Celebrating LIFE 馃拵


Celebrations鈥


December for me, like many of us, is always a very special month.


路 It鈥檚 the month where the countdown begins for the new year

路 It鈥檚 the time to celebrate and be merry

路 Its that beautiful time of the year when the weather is at its best and

路 It鈥檚 the beautiful season when families and loved ones come together to celebrate

路 It鈥檚 the month where, on an average, we all have far too much to eat and drink


Its that most amazing, beautiful, joyous and happiest time of the year.


I have sometimes wondered, what would life be without celebrations?


This first week of December got me thinking and I had this immense urge of celebrating differently.


Celebrations are and should be an integral part of our lives. They not only boost our physical but also mental well-being. They enable us to (even if temporarily) move our focus from the need and want to have more, to just being in a state of gratitude and joy.


Celebrations do so much more than just create happy memories:

Enables inspiring work/ corporate culture

Strengthen bonds at work and at home

Creates a harmonious and positive environment

Offers an opportunity for all to engage (regardless of the labels we carry)

Boosts harmony and positivity

Acknowledges the good and job well done

Reduces stress and releases happiness



And if celebration can bring so much joy and add tremendous positive value to our lives, why is it that we wait for a date to experience that feeling?


Wouldn鈥檛 it be wonderful, if we could celebrate each moment, each day, each relationship, each act of love, with same amount of zeal and enthusiasm.


Our life will just turn around!


I remember when I was a little girl, a dear cousin who was visiting us for a celebration, once said in a passing remark, that 鈥 鈥楬ey Charul, you can achieve so much if you were in such positive and happy spirit all year round鈥

Well, I didn鈥檛 heed the remark at that time, but now it makes sense.


鈥淐elebrations are like our antidotes, to get over what鈥檚 not serving us and to leap into the next chapter with joy, positivity and with a sense of gratitude!鈥


Everyday of our life is a special occasion! So go on and celebrate!


I say, lets celebrate this beautiful last month of 2020:

With heart full of gratitude

With acts of kindness

With an intent to be a better person/manager/leader/ mother ,etc鈥 each day

With the purpose of giving back

With the resolve to nurture and thrive together


As David Campbell says 鈥

鈥淐elebrations are the punctuation marks that make sense of the passage of time; without them, there are no beginnings and no endings. Life becomes an endless series of Wednesdays.鈥


If anything, this year 2020, has taught us to shift our paradigms, readjust the focus and realign our thoughts (and hence actions)!

Whatever has happened around us, whether we are directly affected or not, we are all a part of it.


And as we wind down this year, I propose that we also rethink how we define 鈥榗elebration鈥.


These are my celebration goals this December:


I want to buy a new dress

Vs. I will donate all the clothes I have not worn in last 12 months

I can鈥檛 wait for that bonus or salary increase

Vs. I will acknowledge and reward the small acts of kindness around me

I will attend the best party in town

Vs. I will bring smiles to those in need

Lets shift the emphasis from what we don鈥檛 have to 鈥 what all we should be thankful for!

Lets try and move the focus from:


馃搶 ME to US

馃搶 MINE to OURS

馃搶 MORE to MINIMAL

馃搶 MOMENTARY HAPPINESS to LONG TERM CONTENTMENT

馃搶 EXPENSIVE GIFTS to SIMPLE JOYS

馃搶 EXTRAVAGANT FESTIVITIES to CHERISHED MEMORIES

馃搶 RECEIVING to GIVING

馃搶 ASKING to OFFERING

馃搶 HAVING to SHARING

馃搶 WAITING to MAKING IT HAPPEN


鈥淐ELEBRATING OCCASIONS to CELEBRATING LIFE鈥


So how are you choosing to celebrate this year?


By,


Charul C Jailty

Co Founder and Managing Partner, M膩titi Group



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