open invitation no. 38: rituals

Rituals are comforting

“There is a comfort in rituals, and rituals provide a framework for stability when you are trying to find answers.” —Deborah Norville

Rituals are comforting. Every morning, since I was a little girl, I’ve opened my eyes and think, “It’s going to be a good day.” It’s a ritual that starts my day.

This year I decided I was going to drink the best cup of coffee or tea every day. It’s a ritual I love. I take a sip from my mug of steaming liquid and I think, “That is the best drink I’ve ever had.”

Some mornings I forgo the cup of warmth and have ice water instead. I think, “That is the crispest water I’ve ever tasted.”

It’s a ritual I relish—beginning every day with the best drink I’ve ever had.

What about you? What rituals in your life are comforting?

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Published by Ruth Ayres

Unhurried. Finding the magic in the middle of living. Capturing a life of ridiculous grace + raw stories.

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