Sunday, May 03, 2009

Take a Day to Celebrate YOU!

In our fast paced world, we are ever confronted with all the ads and hype that tell us we need to improve our lot, our looks, our lives, and every single facet of our existence. I, personally, am on a quest to daily improve myself and my skills, my health, the quality of my interactions and relationships with other people, my financial status.

But sometimes, we get so caught up in making our improvements that we forget to appreciate the person we are "today." While keeping our eyes on our goals and where we want to go and be, we sometimes forget to celebrate how far we may have come from where we *were* at one time. I fully believe in Tony Robbins' CANI (pronounced ka-nigh' : Constant And Never-ending Improvement), and like Dr. Charles Jarvis says, it's not enough to be "...yourself. You need to be your best self."

But the best self we are today, is different than the best self we were 5 years -- or even one year -- ago. We've learned more, lived more, realized more, overcome more, grown more. Each of us on the planet is a work in progress, and who and what we'll be tomorrow, will be built on the foundation of who we are today.

So celebrate who you are today! Take a day to relax from the hamster wheel of improvement, and luxuriate in the knowledge that you are a better person today than you were a year ago. Stand in front of a mirror, pat yourself on the back, look yourself in the eye and say, "Hey me! We're doin' okay. Thanks for being you." Then give yourself a wink, and walk away confident that you're the best you that you know how to be, today... and you can learn a little more tomorrow.

But for now, it's Celebrate "You" Day -- and you thought you'd never have a holiday named after you ;-)

Have an awesome day.



Unknown said...

Ah my favourite Hawaiian Aunty Mahealani gave me the sound spiritual advice to always follow this principle "UDABEST", to say "I did the best with what I knew" rather than beat myself up because of course I could do anything from the past better now because I have more experience and knowledge now!

Thea said...

That's a terrific post. Definitely caught my eye because I had written a similar one, years ago! Here is my post from 2007 (almost embarrassed to show it now, it's so old!)
I still just had to share it here at your blog when I spotted your title in my Twitter feed. Cheers, Thea

Kelvin Ringold said...

Share away!!! Thank you for reading, and commenting. We forget to celebrate ourselves even while celebrating others. Perhaps we are kindred spirits :-) Stay in touch?

And, by the way, if the concept remains valid...why re-write when a well place LINK will do :-)

Have an incredible day, and thanks for reading. Maybe I'll get to Perth to visit one of these days!