Wow, more flowers? First flowers from my hubby last week, this afternoon more flowers from Team Beachbody corporate. I don’t think I’ve seen so many roses since I got married 24 years ago!! I’ll admit, it feels great to be spoiled. It’s something I’m not used to, but it feels wonderful. I’m grateful to be part of a company that rewards their Coaches as well as being a wife to someone who appreciates the hard work I invest in my business.
A little story: When Scott and I were first married, he brought me flowers. We were beyond broke, and these flowers were expensive. After I expressed my appreciation, I make the mistake of telling him he shouldn’t be spending money on things like that. He (unfortunately) listened to what I said, and most likely also got his feelings hurt. I think it was YEARS before I got flowers again because I finally broke down and told him how much I regretted speaking those words. I wanted the flowers.
Some advice: If you’re dow-to-earth and practical like me, don’t let those qualities prevent you from enjoying your own successes. Life is too short not to be just a little bit frivolous. Sure, flowers never make financial sense… but it’s what they symbolize that’s worth the price. It’s not only that, celebrating milestones creates a success mindset. When we downplay our accomplishments, it’s almost the same thing as saying we weren’t worthy of them. Don’t get into that negative frame of mind.
Celebration is something I have my clients do EVERY DAY in my fitness challenge groups. We call them NSVs (non-scale victories). It builds us up, creates a culture of positivity. When we start recognizing our successes and celebrating them, the law of attraction states we starting seeing more and more of that. Plus, it releases those feel-good chemicals… and who doesn’t need more of those, especially now, in the dead of winter?
So here’s my call to action for EVERYONE reading this. How about giving someone in your life a token of appreciation that is totally impractical the next time they achieve something? It doesn’t have to be a big achievement, or even an expensive gift. Little goals are worth celebrating too. You’ll be glad you did.