Each day comes bearing its own gifts.
Untie the ribbon.*
How many of us start or end our days with this thought as a daily ritual? Or even consider it at all?
I know I don’t. But wouldn’t it be a lovely practice?
So many of us (me included) start some days with the unconscious thought, what fresh hell awaits me today?
If our thoughts are like magnets, attracting what we put out there, and I believe they are, is that really what we want to bring toward us?
It’s not uncommon to set an intention for the day, but are we awake enough to recognize the gifts each day bears? Because even in the worst of times, there’s some wisdom, a happy moment, something to be grateful for. I love that image of the bicycle, because the gifts are not the first thing we see. We have to look at the photo a moment or two before the wrapped gifts are present for us.
I’m as unconscious as anyone about my days, living them as they come up, moment my moment, with little thought of the treasures they may present. I’d like to change that.
I’d like to set my intention first thing each day and end each night with a review of the gifts the day gave me. A daily review sounds so wonderful to me.
Daily rituals are hard for me to adhere to. I don’t always remember, even after I’ve done them awhile. Something for me to work on.
Do you have a daily ritual? How have you made it a habit?
*Ruth Ann Schabacker