Does your family carry out a certain tradition or ritual? Do you know how important these simple little things are. It is something not necessarily routine but has more significance. It may be something simple or something more in depth but the matter of importance is still the same.
I had a wonderful opportunity to work with a gal that had amazing rituals for her family. It was working with her that I understood the importance of these simple rituals in regards to family, friends and even co-workers.
Here are a few of the rituals that I enjoy with
Every year in the month of July we stay at a family beach home and on one particular day I take my girls to lunch much like my grandmother did when I was a girl. Since Frederick & Nelson is no longer around we chose Nordstrom. The girls would each pick out an outfit and it would be our special day.
I have a once a year gathering with two friends of mine. What started as a way for us all get together for all our birthdays turned into wonderful time to share the trials and successes of the past year. We meet at a restaurant, have a wonderful meal, laugh, cry and listen to each other. The gathering is the focus. It is something I look forward to each year.
sorry no photo since the donuts were all eaten:)
As simple and as sinful as it may seem, I would bring donuts to all the teachers on the first Friday of every month, Declare it donut day and all was right with the world.
Although my friend whom I worked with only briefly has passed away she is always in my memory of the rituals she shared with myself and others. It is never too late to begin a ritual of your own