Why We Celebrate, Not Just WhatObelisk Home
This time of year is considered the “big season for celebrations.” But let’s be honest. We pretty much celebrate year round. Just since summer’s end we’ve officially lingered over Labor Day, commemorated Columbus and observed our Veterans. Squeeze in unofficial holidays such as Halloween, Oktober Fest, World Smile Day, International Bacon Day and a bunch more funfests…we should be tired of celebrating.
But we’re not. Today as we prepare for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas Day, New Years Day and dare I say it, Inauguration Day let’s remember why we celebrate as a society.
Perhaps as important as what we celebrate throughout the year, is why we celebrate. We celebrate what we have accomplished and what we believe in. We recognize all we have ventured and all we have gained, our hero’s and our underdogs, what we take for granted and what we are grateful for, because celebrating is an active state of mind.
Celebrating is part of living life, sharing, caring, honoring and communicating our memories, journeys, teachings and learning’s, observing our deep and darkest hours, our light and brightest days, our endings and our new beginnings. Celebrating is one of the things we do best.
As deep and diverse as the gifts and goods and people that are associated with them—each celebration is a form of self-expression. No family, friend or individual celebrates in the same exact way. That is one of the best parts of celebrations. Celebrations are personal and creative occasions, whether quiet or loud, fancy or simple, private or posh, wrapped in paper or bathed in light. Each individual’s celebration deserves to be recognized and revered.
This season as you celebrate the important days in your life, whether it be one of the larger religious holidays, or International Sweater Day, National Buy Nothing Day or Seinfeld’s Festivus Day, remember at Obelisk Home we love to celebrate because it is our way to be uniquely different, but all together just the same.