We all have them – those little rituals we go through every day that have some deeper meaning than what is on the surface. For some, it is the morning cup of coffee made in a very specific way while reading the morning newspaper. For others, it is a daily devotional. It might be a morning walk at sunrise or reading the next chapter in The Bible. What are some of your Every-Day Rituals?
One of mine is shaving. I decided that since it’s a task that I have to do anyway, I may as well try to make it as enjoyable as possible. To that end, I use a Double Edge Razor with a Gillette Seven O’clock blade. I don’t use canned shave soap. I use Colonel Conk shave soap (Almond scent) and a good quality badger hair brush. I use it in the Old Spice shave mug that was handed down to me from my father. I take my time and use a sharp blade. When I’m finished, I rinse, dry, and use some Old Spice after shave. Some may find this a rather pointless waste of time, but for me it is a good way to start the day. It signals a clean fresh start of a new day – and it just plain feels good. One of the cornerstones of the Gentleman’s code is concern for others – and good grooming is part of that.