Our days are organized around numerous small actions we repeat over and over. What is your favourite daily ritual?
Daily chores become so repetitive that they are done now before even thinking about them. For instance making the bed before breakfast. This hasn’t always been the case. When the children were small, I remember leaving them, as I thought there were more important things to do. My mother would come by, when I moved back to my home- town for a few years. She would quickly make the beds, incase anyone should see. It made me more obstinate and I didn’t care what others would think!
Now, in a less stressful time of life, the chores are incidentals. My aim is to fit something into the day that is above and beyond the mundane. It can be frivolous, something creative or planting a plant. Something extra! It might be sending the grandchildren a post card or writing to my elderly aunts.
We do have weekly rituals that are paramount. For instance: our Thursday lunch out together is something we look forward to. It gives the opportunity to discover new venues, or return to favourite ones. Having nearly lost my beloved to a heart attack, it makes me cherish each day. No-one knows what lies ahead, so living in the present and making the most of every day is essential. Shall include a few photos to show some of the odd things that keep me busy and tickle my fancy.