(I am writing along with Laura Lynn Brown’s summer blogging project at MakesYouMom.com. Join us?)
I love rituals! Love! Love! Love! I love to create them. I love to tweak the ones I’ve already established. My favorite way to end one ritual is with another celebratory ritual.
The most important rituals are the first and last ones of the day. I begin by walking my dogs in the waning hours of moonlight, and I end by listening to a selection from that day’s Divine Office.
Different seasons of life, like having a child home for the summer, require different rituals. And some days my ritual is to ignore my ritual and do something else.
I survived the past few years because I created deliberate daily rituals. They sustained me. In this moments when I didn’t know what to do, I’d ask myself, What do I usually do? Then I did that.