Thank You for Celebrating with Me!
A few years ago I wrote a blog post about the benefits of celebrating the success of others. In it I explained how responding positively to someone else’s good news can increase your own happiness in addition to strengthening your relationship with that person.
Today I want to share how wonderful it feels to be the person who is being celebrated.
My book, Beyond Happy: Women, Work, and Well-Being, was published almost two months ago and all I can say is, “Wow!” I imagined it would feel pretty awesome to finally publish my book after so many years of hard work, but I didn’t anticipate that the best part would be sharing my accomplishment with others. My joy has been multiplied tenfold because so many people are celebrating with me.
I have never received this many positive messages and virtual high fives. To know that so many people are happy for me is a really special feeling. I am grateful to those of you who have shown your support by spreading the word about my book, buying multiple copies to give to others, writing reviews, or inviting me to speak or to be interviewed.
Research shows that sharing joy increases joy. I have just experienced this first hand. When bad things happen we are comforted and inspired by the kindness of others. I never expected to experience the same thing when something good happened.
My sincerest thanks to all of you for celebrating with me. It is because of you that I am beyond happy!