Is your life a party to be experienced?

Even though we don’t give as many parties as we should, our family loves parties.
Everyone gets involved, with each person sharing his/her talent.
Parties don’t come easily. A party takes a lot of planning and a lot of work. When it comes to planning, that’s my thing. I love to plan!
For a weekend trip, I plan in such detail that it takes four whole pages on my computer. And for our annual trek to the Colorado mountains, it takes many more pages.
My husband thinks I plan too much. But when we arrive at our destination, we have everything I need—as well as what he needs.
A successful party also takes planning. Take, for instance, our 50th anniversary party.
I began planning months ahead. And as a result, my husband’s niece and nephew, Janet and Brian, travelled 1,100 miles to help put on the party. What fun it was!
Our chef son grilled the chicken kebabs, Brian fried the yummy sweet potato chips, our daughter made music, and Janet served the dessert.
Whether it’s a mah jong, pinochle, bridge, or Sunday school party, the whole point of a party is to get together with your friends. And if you plan ahead, all the details are taken care of—and the host family has a lot of fun at the party and warm, fuzzy feelings afterwards.
Last Friday, my calendar had this fortuitous saying: “My life is a party to be experienced and shared with everyone I know.”
Imagine that! Your whole life can be a party. A well-planned party to share with family and friends, and everyone you know. A fun party.
Like a party, a successful life has to be planned. Everyone should have long-term goals and short-term ones, as well as a strategy for achieving them.
Some people write their goals while others store them in their brains. Either way, what is important is that you have articulated goals.
What is your plan for the “party of life?”
Every party plan is different, according to the goals of the planner. Will your party have red, blue, and yellow balloons? Will it be a game party or an ice cream social?
Think about your “party of life.” Who do you want to share in your festivities? And what work brings you the most joy, extending the party atmosphere into your daily activities.
Do you want to stage a big bash, striving toward an important end objective? Or would you prefer to celebrate each day, finding joy in short-term achievements?
It is energizing to think of the possibilities. And each party will be as unique as the person who plans it.

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