My life, right now, is not the most exciting one. It goes something like this: wake up, get ready, go to work, come home, fix dinner, knit, go to sleep. Somewhere in there I take the dog out ten or twenty times and usually put up a blog post or two. Lately, though, I’m realizing that my day is made of smaller, more insignificant moments that bring happiness. Little parts of my daily ritual whose absence I’d miss.
Moment such as…
putting on Rosebud (brambleberry rose) lip balm as I wait at the only stop light between my home and the train station.
turning on my iPod as it picks up at the same song I left it on the day before.
making my first cup of tea at work.
clearing out and sorting old emails – mindless and productive and almost soothing, in a work-y way.
shouting, “Have a good night, y’all” as I walk out the door at 5:27, to co-workers who are staying late.
HUGATTHEDOOR! with Jeff, right when I get home.
making dinner in the cast iron skillet (yes, almost every day. without fail, I’ll use it for something).
hearing the Daily Show intro song at 10:00 sharp. By then I’m usually stretched out on the couch with Jeff, often already half asleep.
I do every single one of these things almost every day (or at least, 5 days a week). As with any habit, I barely notice that I do it, until I sit down – like right now – and think about it. And even still, looking at them all listed above, it doesn’t look like much. But the daily continuity really does bring a bit more brightness into my routine.
What are your daily rituals?