I was so flattered when Kaylia asked me to guest post for her. You see, she's one of my favorite sources of inspiration and honesty on the great big blogosphere. I was sipping tea, trying to decide what to write and feeling more unsure of myself than ever. It's been a bit like that lately in my world. When moments like those overwhelm me, I stop what I'm doing and brew a pot of tea. The first cup is reflection, the second poured becomes evaluation, the remaining cups devoted to action. It's one of the best things I do for myself all day, the little ritual.
There’s something wonderful about daily rituals – those little times during the day that remind you to slow down and savor the moment. A pot of tea. A few minutes spent writing in a journal. A walk through the neighborhood or a field full of flowers.
It’s ironic that something that happens every day could be your opportunity to see the world in new ways.
And sometimes the best reminder of how much you need those rituals comes when you’re far away from daily life, when you’re in a completely different place surrounded by new sights and people and are wandering down streets that aren’t yours.
Don’t you think it’s all time we followed Kaylia’s example and take a little vacation from our daily lives to see what we need more of?
You can find more of her wonderful writing here: Not Your Average Ordinary. The beautiful photos are also hers :)