I was watching Jesse Duplantis on tv last night. He’s my favorite tv preacher- so educational, down to earth & funny. He mentioned a Scripture in his sermon that I never really thought about before:
Galatians 6:4 “But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.” (NKJV)
He said exactly what I was thinking after reading it- “How often do you rejoice in yourself?” And, I answered the question with a resounding not all that often.
This made me a little sad since not all that long ago I wrote about celebrating your victories in this post. I really tried to do it, & do it more than I ever have. Still though, not all that often. Since I’m not a hypocrite writing what you should do without doing them myself, I’m going to use this as a reminder to celebrate the little things more often.
Celebrations don’t have to be big, fancy affairs either. Stopping for a moment to bask in the feeling of a job well done is wonderful. It helps to imprint the good feelings inside you. I like prizes too- getting myself a small gift for accomplishing something. I love pocketbooks, so sometimes it’ll be a new one or a random prize from the local thrift stores I like. Maybe a little piece of costume jewelry from ebay or a new bottle of nail polish.
Doing little pampering things is also fun. I love love LOVE manicure/pedicures. Bubble baths are also nice. Getting a cup of iced coffee or a snowball is a fun summer treat, or buying a new flavor of herbal teas to enjoy on a cold evening works in the winter.
And what you celebrate needn’t be anything huge. I reward myself after doing housework. It gives me something to look forward to after completing a task that I’m less than thrilled with doing.
Whatever you do, just be sure to do little things to celebrate yourself & do it often. You deserve it!