Now as a parent I find myself in that role many times a day. "Woohoo! You pooped on the potty!" "Wow! You drew such a great happy face!" "Thank you for saying thank you!" When there is a toddler/preschooler around there are no shortages of things to cheer about. Every day is something new as they grow and learn so fast.
Even with my newborn daughter I find myself cheering. "Back up to birth weight! YEA!" "Slept nearly three hours!" Every little milestone is something to celebrate. Cheer, cheer, cheer!
I'm grateful to have fallen into this role. I'm grateful to celebrate my loved ones successes with them. I'm grateful to be able to stand by them when they fall short and remind them they will have success again. I'm grateful for my beautiful family that gives me reason to celebrate. I'm grateful to truly feel joy in their joys. I'm grateful for each milestone and each memory treasured.
Who do you cheer for? Who cheers for you? When was the last time you found yourself in the cheerleader role?
May today give us many things to celebrate. May we find joys even in the small "wins". May we celebrate with others and have others celebrate with us. Have a beautiful day!