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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At this holiday time, it is usual to reflect on rituals. This week, I reflected on poetry as a form of ritual and really my spiritual survival. Thank you a millions times over, Ruth – for your insight, kindness, and acceptance.
Words capture where we have been and where we are headed. Thank you for sharing the gift of your words.
Laughter. . .https://quimbynotramona.wordpress.com/2020/12/23/laughter/
I love this post. I can see the Zoom sing along! 🙂 It’s so important we figure out ways to celebrate, even when we can’t be together.
I wrote this post earlier this week, and published it this morning before reading the writing prompt. When I read the prompt, a little bit of electricity ran through my veins… “It’s going to be a good day!” echoes the ritual of asking ourselves “What makes a good day?”
a tribute to imagination and magic: https://ruthayreswrites.com/2020/12/24/the-elves-are-watching-a-tribute-to-imagination-and-magic/
I hope your holidays are all wonderful!
Thank you so much for all your posts. Your posts keep me writing.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Enjoying writing after all the Zooming. There is a skiff of snow on our lake. Welcome Winter…happy, cozy. Hope that all of you are too.
Reflections of Christmas 2020: Rituals Change. https://reflectionsontheteche.com/2020/12/26/sosmagic-rituals-change/
What a great ritual to have, Ruth!
It’s Monday. Today I had the quiet morning time to write. https://justforamonth.blogspot.com/2020/12/love-is.html
I LOVE the best day, best tea, crispest water ritual!!! 😀
I think this is the shortest blog post I ever wrote, lol. Is it a ritual? Hmmm … in my own special way, yes. 😀
Enjoy and have a fantabulous day.
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