Yes – you read that right. Not savoring the moment, but sabering the moment! I didn’t even know about sabering a bottle of champagne, but now I can say I’ve done it – SUCCESSFULLY! Below is a video of me in action!
Sabering champagne is reported to have started with Napoleons soldiers out of convenience. (I can imagine it wouldn’t be easy to open a bottle of champagne while riding a horse!) Napoleon often declared that champagne was necessary either in the euphoria of victory or the trauma of defeat.
I LOVE THAT!
Regardless of victory or defeat. If you win – CELEBRATE. Make a splash! Find a BIG way to acknowledge the win. Have fun. Throw yourself a party. Crack open the bubbly!
If you lose – Don’t beat yourself up. Don’t punish yourself. Don’t hang your head in shame. Soothe your soul with a little bubbly!
How often we forget that.
We’re pretty good at remembering to celebrate the good stuff – birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, holidays, promotions, new houses or new babies.
But man, when things go wrong – we can make ourselves the proverbial whipping boy and just beat ourselves up!
I’m going to suggest that this month we take a different approach.
Next time something doesn’t turn out the way you hoped, I want you to think about what you would have done if it had gone the way you wanted.
Then do that!
Regardless of how things turn out – it’s always more powerful to celebrate than to wallow in regret.
And so very often, when things don’t go the way we wanted them to – it ends up working out even better. It may not always feel great in the moment, but often, in the long run, we end up being grateful for how things turned out.
And in the words of the enlightened Byron Katie, “Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon, nor too late. You don’t have to like it…it’s just easier if you do.”
So make life easier on yourself and start celebrating all the things life does FOR you!