Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Routine: Who Knew?

My first husband once told me I had no bad habits.  I was rather startled by this observation until he continued, "you have no good habits, you have no bad habits, you have no habits period."  Suddenly I realized that this was not an admiring commentary on my sterling character, although I recognized the truth behind his frustration.  I do have a tendency to wake up in a new world every day.  Some people might say I like to try new things.  I'm not entirely sure that it's not just that I forget how I did things yesterday.

However, things seem to be changing.  I just returned from my mosaic class which meets every Tuesday from 10 to 2.  I've been going to it for a year and a half and have never missed except when I was out of town or because of weather.  I never even think about missing it ... it has become a weekly routine that I cherish.  There are other routines that have become important to me ... walking Missy every morning ... posting on my blog on an almost-daily basis ... even where I put my keys and making my bed as soon as I get out of it.  I'm not sure whether this increasing comfort with routine is a sign of age, maturity, or a realization (finally) that routines really do simplify life.

Anyway, who knew?

About this image:  Insight

Another gift from the Flower Masters seemed to be appropriate for this post which is about the new insight of how much routines simplify and ground our lives.


  1. Sometimes we just have to age into our best selves, and be content to wait for the right persons to see them.

    Your colors pop!

  2. Wow! Maybe you should consider doing a flower calendar of your own. Reading about routines from your perspective was very interesting. Teaching children routines is valuable because when they do something automatically without thinking about how or why they are doing it, it becomes very easy for them to repeat and to be successful at. It's the same for adults. When something is on auto-pilot, we don't have to think about all the little steps that go into performing that particular task anymore. We can move on to master something else then, something that's more challenging.