About 5 years ago, my wife and I started a tradition of celebrating the 1st of every month. It sounds silly, but we love it.
We do this because:
1) It began when we bought our first rental property together. Rent checks come in on the 1st of each month, and even though most (sometimes all) of the rent goes to pay the property expenses, this was our first taste of ‘passive’ income.
2) It encourages us to talk about finances and check in with each other regularly. Over the years we’ve watched our plans come to fruition, which reinforces how important our communication is.
3) It makes celebration a regular activity in our household. Small things or large things, everything in our life deserves to be celebrated. We never forget how lucky we are.
Not sure what you’re up to this weekend, but try and set aside some time to celebrate your past, your plans, and your progress.