Sunday, June 1, 2014

152/365-2 Ritual

"Choose Joy"
By definition, rituals consist of two things - an ordered set of actions and a sacred element. There are many things in my life that are an ordered set of actions but aren't necessarily sacred; I think of these more as habits. And then there are those things that are sacred but are not necessarily ordered. Choosing joy is one of those things. Joy is not always easy to see, but it is always there, even in our moments of deepest despair. We have to choose to see it. The greatest joy often resides in the simplest things. Today it came to me in the form of a glass of tea and a cupcake with Weber at our favorite local bakery after I had walked around taking photos. I didn't think to take the photo until after I had eaten the cupcake:-)