It's my birthday in July and my second daughter is turning 50 in early August. So as I reflected on the many birthday celebrations I've had for myself, my family (I had six kids!) and others, I realized It has been a long journey, one that has shifted and changed as time went by.
Last Fall, our meetup group had a discussion on Traditions (around Thanksgiving, I think) but this topic is different.
Let's see if we can reflect and share about how we've done celebrations be they weddings, birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, or other milestones like graduations, promotions, our retirement and yes, even divorces.
Maybe your experience has been to temper celebrations, perhaps celebrations have been fraught with family tensions, or you may have a long tradition of honoring these turning points.
Bring your favorite stories and share with each other how your view of celebrations has or has not changed over the years. What is important to you now?