Contrary to popular belief, we have a choice in how we grieve. We can choose to constrict – to play small, shrink down and succumb to the pain. Or, we can use the hard times as an opportunity to expand.
Giving power to your truth is liberating. Living in your truth is a revolutionary act.
I don’t commend myself for my growth as often as I should. I’ve made the mistake of measuring my growth and wisdom by how many years I’ve lived through as opposed to the experiences that have made me more self-aware.
When I hear the word “celebrate” there’s a few things that come to mind; my mother making pancakes before work when I was a child because I did well on an exam, my father secretly telling my aunts about a small accomplishment (at least small to me) because he’s proud, or my best friend sharing a post on Facebook about one of my projects because she’s the best ride or die in the world. Celebration to me means love. Love for myself and what I’ve done or love for someone else and how proud I am to witness their work.