Rituals for the Road

Creating rituals for the road

I’m a big believer in rituals- the little things we do every day that become second nature. Rituals are a big part of the Wonderful World Project. Whether we acknowledge it or not, we all have rituals that we pass on to our children. Obviously, we teach kids the little daily ones like brushing teeth, setting beds, putting toys away. And of course the often unspoken rituals of family, culture, and faith. These small acts seep into us subconsciously and shape our content and character over time.

When I became a mother for the first time, I made a little micro-commitment to install little family rituals into our daily life, things that my children could carry into their own lives as they grow. Things that they could carry with them as they go out into the greater world, connecting them home as they venture into the broader story of their lives, and bring them comfort and a sense of order no matter where they went or what happened to them.

I wanted to share these here, as a way of recording the tiny drops of ritual over time, and on the off chance that they might be helpful to you as you create your own family rituals for the road.

Lullabies

Random Acts

Gratitudes

Highs and Lows