Celebrate life. Celebrate occasions. Celebrate the small things. Your birthday would be just another day if it weren't for your family, friends, and of course--the cake.
The actual act of celebration instills meaning, memories, and purpose. We're quick to assume we need a good excuse to have fun and to let our hair down, but either way, life keeps moving. Celebration is another form of gratitude, a way of showing appreciation, to slow down, to eat our cake, and to be happy.
We can all afford to celebrate more, to be grateful for what we have, and to share that appreciation with others. A smile will cost you nothing, but receiving one in return may give you everything you ever need.