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Challenge 25

Celebrating Success.

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To celebrate achievements is vitally important otherwise our life can become boring and non effective. There is within all of us a need to share the joys and happenings of life with others. Again this is part of our nature that wants to share good things that have happened with our friends and colleges. However we have become mislead into thinking that the only way we can celebrate or to have social interaction is with a drink in our hand.

I have no difficulty with using drink as a means to enjoy life particularly when celebrating successes. Having a drink is a great way to relax and aleaviate the tensions of today’s stressful socity but there are definite boundaries that should not be crossed. On too many occasions I have witnessed when there is a time of celebration and everyone is having a good time, then someone who has had too much to drink suddenly turns sour and the whole party is turned into an upheaval of negative interactions. Sometimes even the police needed to be called. Most people could remember when a time of celebration went too far; got out of hand and turned very ugly.

The major affect that alcohol has on the brain is to lose reasonable judgment. Those who suffer from the chip on the shoulder syndrome (resentment and bitterness Challenge 5) are very prone to negatively express those feelings when intoxicated. The need here is for discipline knowing what is good and how far to go and when to stop. Most things can be good in moderation.

Learning to celebrate without the need for drink removes that negative element, so the impact on us and others is good and wholesome. I am sure you can recall the times when on the way home from a party you have felt the joy and satisfaction of having a good time without the ugly stuff occurring. Unfortunately those times today are becoming less and less. This is a good reason to positively address this issue so as to show our future generations how to positively enjoy life.

I assume that you are aware that alcohol is toxic to our body and has a negative impact on our system. It deceives our brain into believing that things are better than they are. This being the case is it really worth the risk of turning a good time of celebration into those regrettable happenings? Alcohol and/or drugs take lots and gives very little, so by reducing the need for alcohol or drugs is looking after our whole person in a positive way.

What we do in our times of celebration has a rippling affect across the whole community in which we live that is either positive or negative. Let us make a commitment to contributing to positive outcomes, which will benefit us and our community.

Food and drink is a nice way to celebrate and sharing time together. This manner is of good value as long as we use the discipline of no excesses. Getting together; laughing and sharing with our friends and relatives by festivitie means is part of being human. How can we make it safer for all concerned? . A lot of the things that we do in life have become habits that have been passed down to us by observation. What habits are we passing on to our children who are observing us? What are we sowing into the lives of future generations, when our celebrations get out of hand?

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Party? YES!!!
Celebrate? YES!!!
Enjoy yourself? YES!!!

Let us keep it under control so there are no regrets tomorrow.

Can you celebrate without excess?

Do your parties end up negative or positive?

Where on the scale below would you say you are right now
Lowest 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Highest
What would it take to move you one number higher?

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