Every Day Rituals of Life

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.

About Stephen Clay McGehee

Born-Again Christian, Grandfather, husband, business owner, Southerner, aspiring Southern Gentleman. Publisher of The Confederate Colonel and The Southern Agrarian blogs. President/Owner of Adjutant Workshop, Inc., Vice President - Gather The Fragments Bible Mission, Inc. (Sierra Leone, West Africa), Webmaster - Military Order of The Stars and Bars, Kentucky Colonel.
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2 Responses to Every Day Rituals of Life

  1. Brandon Watts says:

    My daily ritual is reading wikipedia pages, it could be 1 page it could be 10 pages. I thoroughly enjoy learning about different topics whether it be different cultures or about science, I love to learn and I think it is important to be as knowledgable as possible

  2. Walter C Gusler says:

    I never really put much thought into my daily rituals until this article. Every morning I will look up a quote from Gen. Lee or Jackson that deals with something that may not have went well for me the day before. I do not know why but when I read their quotes it allows me to put away that thing that had been hanging over my head the day and evening before and start anew.

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