(From the book From Beginning to End, by Robert Fulghum)
From beginning to end,
the rituals of our lives shape each hour, day and year.
Everyone leads a ritualized life;
Rituals are repeated patterns of meaningful acts.
If you are mindful of your actions, you will see the ritual patterns.
If you see the patterns, you may understand them.
If you understand them, you may enrich them.
In this way, the habits of a lifetime become sacred.