Do you have little things you did one day way long ago that have creeped into your daily life and suddenly become part of your permanent structure? Little rituals. You know, like
Wishing on the first star you see
Making your morning coffee the same way
Wearing the same scarf when the weather turns chilly
Using the same greeting/farewell with those you love the most
I find the littlest rituals of our days are the ones that mean the most to me. A few years ago, exactly when I'm not certain, our boy was much smaller and wasn't feeling quite well when it was time for bed. I was trying to figure out how to get him comfortable enough to make it through the night. I took his little paw and kissed it, palmside up, then wrapped his fingers around the kiss. Doing the same to the other hand I told him "Now you have two kisses to keep from momma." I Eskimo kissed his nose and he rolled over to sound sleep....
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