What turns something into a ritual?
July 8, 2019

coffee in SwitzerlandDarrell and Katie and I like our morning coffee on the veranda.

Now, keep in mind. “Veranda” might mean our respective perches at Katie’s place. It might mean the edge of our bed in a hotel room while Katie grabs another five minutes of sleep in hers. It might mean the back corner of an airport gate at Ungodly Hour O’Clock.

Wherever it is, calling it the veranda turns it from “morning coffee” into “cherished ritual.”

Even when there isn’t technically time to have coffee on the veranda, even when we’ve just delayed work for a measly five minutes in the morning, calling the office the veranda makes that coffee more of a treat.

How do you make the ordinary sacred? Call it something that invokes sacred. Simple as that!