In Others’ Words: Celebrate
“Celebrate what you want to see more of.”
~Thomas J. Peters, American writer
Yesterday was a day of celebration for me as I held the Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of my debut novel, Wish You Were Here.
I did my version of the writer’s “happy dance” around my house (several times) and shared hugs and laughter with my family. And, yes, I posted about the surreal moment on Facebook and Twitter.
And then I sat back and savored every “Like” and direct message and comment.
Suddenly, the celebration wasn’t about me. It became all about the almost tangible embrace of those friends celebrating me across the Internet.
When I found the quote about celebrating “what you want to see more of” my thought was: Well, sure, I’d love to hold other ARCs in the future.
But even more than that … I want to be the kind of person who celebrates my friends’ and family’s lives.
That’s what I want to celebrate even more … the beautiful expression of love when others celebrate with you.
In Your Words: Was there a time in your life when others joined in your celebration of a special dream come true moment or an accomplishment? I’d love to have you share it. When someone shares their “Wow!” moment with you, how do you celebrate them?