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The Importance of the Daily...

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

I was talking to a young woman at school today whom I admire very much.  She was telling me about being teary after a funeral and telling her husband to not let her ever get caught up in the insignificant things of life, but to always remember what is really important.  She talked about feeling like she was always wishing for the next stage in life and how she knew when she got to the "next stage" she would be wishing for the next.

I told her about a woman who spoke once at my church who started off her talk with the sentence "Life is so daily."  It was marvelous.  It was such a profound statement....  Life certainly is daily.  It truly is those daily things that make up our life.  Of course we have holidays and vacations--- but  real life are our daily things that we do.

This idea led us to talking about Oprah and how she says she makes a ritual out of making her tea in the morning.  It brings her joy to make that tea.  My friend shared how she enjoys making her cup of coffee in the morning.... It was weird because I could so relate.  I've started noticing within the past few months how much I enjoy making my cup of coffee---  I need just the right amount of cream and just the right amount of honey for my perfect cup.  I look forward to that first taste to see if it is just the way I want it.

We talked about the word ritual.  How we need to make more things in our life a ritual-  make it special.  At the end of the day... at the end of our lives, it is going to be those daily rituals that determine the kind of life we have led.

What are some daily rituals that you life to enjoy?
Do you believe daily rituals are important?
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