Celebrations should be one of the most frequent experiences in living. The first time I had champagne was on a beach in Cancun. I was stretched out in the sand under a palm tree watching the sunset; the water was my music and nature was my world. The waiter brought me a glass of champagne. I thought it was strange because I didn't order it. I had no idea this was just the norm of service in "that life". At the time, I was young and I thought champagne was something that old wealthy people drank; inexperience in living "the good life" presented me with the strangest obstacle in sipping this smooth crisp-golden drink.
I held the glass in my hand for a long time, in fear of what sipping the potion would do to me. It was antagonizing because many of the people around me were indulging in this drink that was so foreign to me. Finally, I took a deep breathe and slowly brought the golden substance to my lips. It went down so smooth that it left a sensation in my throat. In pure ecstasy, I called the waiter back and asked for the name of the champagne and ordered another glass. He told me it was Krug Champagne; a flavor I've never forgotten.
From that moment on, I realized I liked the champagne life. I wanted to be a part of it as much as I possibly could. I made a pack with myself while sitting out on the beach, tipsy from joy. The joy of knowing that happiness is a state of living that requires celebration. Celebration that comes with understanding that you've done something incredible to change the dynamics of your life. I was on that beach because I'd achieved a new status; a new step in the direction of the Champagne Life.
Every year, I've poured champagne on my life. I've worked to the bone when I needed to, and celebrated with a Champagne toast for my accomplishments. It wasn't about the brand of my first glass of champagne; it didn't have to be Moet to have value. It was about what the experience meant to me. Because of that moment, my eyes were opened wider to a world they had been shut off to.
I continue to LIVE: Love and Invent in myself with Vigorous purpose that leads to pure Elation in my life. I LIVE everyday. I want to inspire people to do the same by coaching motivational mindsets that ultimately lead to lifelong success. Pour champagne on your life; you deserve a celebration.