Creating Rituals

October 24, 2010

Sign painted on window at my local Starbucks store

Yes, there is something comforting about rituals.  Some people seem especially gifted at elevating small everyday activities into momentary celebrations. 

My branch of the Seattle Public Library is open seven days a week, and very few of us really want to work Sundays, giving up a precious weekend day.  Two or three staff arrive extra early on Sundays to get the branch ready to open, and one of my colleagues makes that morning into a special occasion by buying the early birds coffee.  It is such a sweet, generous gesture, and it really helps to lighten the day. 

Thanks, Patti!