This a word I've been using a lot the past few years as my friends and family celebrate exciting milestones in their lives: graduations, engagements, new jobs, new babies, new journeys. All of these milestones are exhilarating and deserve recognition, but like the word "love", "congratulations" can sometimes lose it's sparkle due to overuse.
|How you should look and feel when you say "Congratulations!"|
|What it looks and feels like when "Congratulations!" loses it's sparkle.|
Milestones come at all ages. I just need to remind myself to be as genuinely enthusiastic about the big ones as I used to be about the little ones. I'm allowing "congratulations" back into my vocabulary, but only if I say it with as much meaning as R.