Rituals are a beautiful thing...unless travelling or completely worn out, Sunday mornings are my favorite ritual. Wake up early, read, think, pray and process the week past and the week ahead.
Drinking: Warm water with lemon (cleansing and delish) and loose leaf Sencha green tea from Atlanta's-own Just Add Honey - once a loose leaf snob, always a loose leaf snob.
Reading: The Diving Bell and The Butterfly. Maybe you saw this French movie a few years ago, but DBB is the memoir of former French Elle magazine editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who suffered a massive stroke that left him with the rare "locked in syndrome" - a fully functioning brain, but otherwise paralyzed and unable to communicate save for a blinking eye. Absolutely stunning read about a resolute spirit.
Getting the Most out of Life. Cheesy title, I know, but this 1940s book of essays includes a most beautiful essay from Helen Keller, entitled Three Days to See. In it, she says that first and foremost, "I should want to see the people whose kindness and companionship have made my life worth living. I do not know what it is to see into the heart of a friend through that 'window of the soul.'" She asks the reader to accurately describe the faces of five good friends. Can you? Give your friends and loved ones a good look this week, show them you love them by truly seeing them. Read the full essay from The Atlantic here.
Doing: Writing and sketching. New personal challenge? Create three new/original whatever-it-may-be's every week.
Here's hoping you have a lovely Sunday and week ahead!