As we conclude our fourth week of school, we have all settled into our routine or routines. We have our morning routine concluding with the morning drop off or pre-work procedures at the home and office. We have our lunch routine, our exercise routine, our evening and night time routines. We have our calendars on our phones, laptops and even an old school physical calendar that exists somewhere in our kitchen so we do not miss something. Our kids have their routines as well which include managing up to seven classes with an array of activities. They have calendars on their phones, laptops and some have dry erase boards in their bedrooms and/or bathrooms. Routines, even according many experts, are key to a successful life.
Routine: noun- a sequence of actions regularly followed; a fixed program.
Adjective- performed as part of a regular procedure rather than for a special reason.
As it was raining over the weekend, many of our routines were altered or canceled. On Sunday afternoon, my youngest daughter Kate and her friend and neighbor, Lucy, reminded me of the notion of spontaneity. Instead of allowing the rain to literally dampen their normal time together outside, they chose to play in the rain as if they had never experienced rain before Sunday (not a difficult concept to imagine in an Austin summer). The interesting and profound part of spontaneous events that turn out positive is the pure joy. Nothing is planned. Without prior planning, there are no expectations. Without expectations, the immense satisfaction is deeper and more meaningful.
We hope your weekend is a pleasant one filled with planned activities and possibly a spontaneous event as well.
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