Life has many different milestones. Some are very personal, while others are seen as a rite of passage that almost everyone goes through. No matter which type of milestone you’ve recently accomplished, it’s very important to celebrate them. This gives us a sense of achievement and helps propel us on to reaching that next milestone.
Some milestones we achieve without really knowing it or remembering them. These include things like our first steps and first word. Thankfully, our parents almost always record these early milestones so we can look back on them later.
Learning to drive at sixteen is a large milestone for many people. This rite of passage is one of the biggest signs that a teen is becoming an adult. Registering to vote and then turning 21 are the other two major milestones that show a person is now ready to carry the responsibilities of an adult.
Graduation is another of life’s milestones. Some schools have a number of different graduations: kindergarten, middle school, and high school. Then there’s college graduation, and some people go into higher education programs and graduate again. Graduations, especially high school and college, mark the ending of one chapter of our lives and the beginning of another.
The next milestone for many is to get married. For some, women especially, their wedding is a huge event that they have been preparing for their entire life. The dress, the cake, the decorations, the flowers…months are spent on ever little detail. This achievement is shared with the entire family and many friends. Of course, some people reach this milestone earlier in life than others, but that doesn’t really matter. What matters is celebrating your commitment to someone you love.
Another major milestone for some people is having children. The birth of a child, especially the first child, is a major life-changing event. Your life will truly never be the same after having your first child. While this milestone is celebrated at first with a baby shower, gifts, and flowers at the hospital, in a way you’ll celebrate it for the rest of your life.
Celebrating your anniversary, especially the first, tenth, twenty-fifth, and fiftieth, is a great milestone in your life. Give your spouse a gift, go out to dinner, or spend the day doing something special for just the two of you.
There are many other personal milestones you might want to celebrate—getting a new job, getting a promotion, fulfilling one of your life-long goals—be sure to celebrate them in style. Don’t let even the smallest milestone go by without at least acknowledging it in some way.
Celebrate your celebrations with flowers!