Celebrate Your Way

For some reason, fireworks signal celebrations,  especially at this time of year. There are other ways to celebrate, that don’t send $000s up in smoke – each of them our own, in our particular time and place. Here are some I’ve seen or been part of, and of course there’s a story to accompany each one.

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Stand on a stone and hold something up high. People will notice.

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Put flags out.

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Bake some bites and invite people over for afternoon tea.

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Give someone you love a big hug.

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Light a candle. (It doesn’t have to be this big.)

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Share a meal with people who love telling stories – that feeling can last for years!

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Dance in the park with whoever requests the pleasure.

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Plant seeds and watch them grow.

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Tell a funny story, then sing your song.

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Get dressed up in full regalia.

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Let people know you’re here. You made it! Let the fun begin.

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And remember, take a photo of your unique creations,  as well as events.

Cherish every one.

Have a Happy New Year, your way.

All text and photos © Meg Philp except No. 6 from N.Baltuck and No. 12  from L. Dowding

Story Twigs …! by Meg Philp is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.