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A quick glance out the window reveals the world is in a sorry, bizarre state, with the pandemic still raging at the time of writing and political diviseness at an all-time high. It can be hard to think if there's anything worth celebrating, let alone the upcoming holiday season. However, some people are still doing their best to find the little things to celebrate, even if it doesn't look like you should from the outside.


Reddit user, u/bagofrice_14, wanted to hear what's not really worth it when they asked:

What's something you celebrate that isn't worth celebrating?

Celebrate Being Alive And Home

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At the beginning of the pandemic, my husband and I celebrated with a beer/whiskey when we'd get back from grocery shopping and had sanitized and unpacked everything (often at like 9am). Our anxiety was very high and we were in a hotspot so it took a lot out of us to wait in line, be in the store, then safely unpack everything. We've relaxed a bit as research about contracting through surfaces has come out.

ThenErinWasLike

Finding The Time To Be With You

Alone time.

My girlfriend and I work similar schedules, and her kids are home half the week. So even if they arent home, or I don't have friends over, I usually still have my gf in the house, which is awesome, love my gf and she respects that I like my space sometimes, and I like to hole up.

But when I can do it guilt free? When I have 0 obligation to anyone? No plans made, no kids around, girlfriend at work for the rest of the night? Just me and my dogs? My god, i'll make a snack platter, get high af, do weird sh-t, etc. I just love being home alone, but I get lonely easily. I still get just as excited when my gf comes home.

BigPinkMan

You've Made It To Another Year

My workplace uses date stamps. Tomorrow I get to change the stamp from December 2020 to January 2021 and I'm much more excited about it than I should be

tubapasta

I had a job where I had to open and date-stamp incoming mail. You're right, the day you get to roll that year over is soooo satisfying and way more fun than it has the right to be.

I think that says something about office jobs, haha

phrantastic

You've Made It To Another State

I'm one of those goobers that honks the horn and goes, "yay!" while driving in a tunnel or crossing state lines, does that count?

Trinerella

Landing On That Perfect Number

Even numbers. Like, when I weight out food to the round lb, or like typeface that fits perfectly, or when things are counted and are equally distributed.

The other night I made pepperoni jalapeno pizza. I just happened to randomly grab exactly 16 slices of pepperoni and jalapeno. It was perfect and I swear it tasted better than usual.

It literally does not matter, and yet, I love it

sorrygirl818

Why Do We Keep Acknowledging It?

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Columbus day? It's just there. Nobody I know actually gets a day off, and nobody knows how to even celebrate. And now with people tearing down his statues, how much longer are we going to pretend it's a holiday?

National pancake day is observed more.

W8sB4D8s

Just Another Special Day

My dog's "Gotcha Day" (the anniversary of when we adopted him).

He doesn't care and to him it's just another day but with some extra treats, but that little guy saved my life and deserves to be celebrated IMO.

Faloopa

12/10. What A Good Boy.

My dog stretching... 'Oh Bigggggg Stretchhhhhhhh'

tellatheterror

I do that too! I also complement him on his biiiiig yawns.

gimpkidney

A Very Merry Unbirthday To You!

In high school some friends and I went out to eat one night and told the server it was a friend's birthday for the free dessert.

I genuinely have no idea when this guy's actual birthday is but for the last 13 years I've been wishing him a happy birthday on the date we went out to eat that night.

cooterd-ck

Just Something To Track The Days

So, I shaved my hair some time back and now every month on that day I'm like yayy my hair turned whatever months old and I just make myself something nice to celebrate lol

peachyyy_23

Celebrating The Birth Of Knowledge

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I celebrate my endometriosis diagnosis day on the 20th of every month. It's coming up to a year since I've been formally diagnosed (the 20th of December), and actually knowing what's wrong with my body and not having to suffer the confusion and distress of fearing the unknown is worth a mini celebration to me.

((PSA: If y'all are AFAB and are experiencing menstrual abnormalities, abdominal pain, unusually heavy periods etc. Please bring up endometriosis to your doctor as a potential cause. The average diagnosis time is around seven years and I don't want anyone to have to suffer the way I, and 1 in 10 people born with uteruses, do.))

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