Mind & Body by Samantha Nichole

Mind & Body by Samantha Nichole

Saturday, June 15, 2013

The Decorating Ritual

Have I ever mentioned that I love, love, love decorating? Well, I love it! Although I don't have a house, I like decorating my home, and this year is the first year I have decided to decorate for the 4th of July. I don't have a lot of decorations to offer, so I did some modest decorating on my porch with my plants, vegetables, and some mini American flags. I also added a cute red, white, and blue bow to my front door, but you can't see that in the picture below.

(Fun fact: When it's not snowing, this space is one of my favorite spaces to read, write, and reflect.)

I consider decorating to be a ritual that prepares for something exciting to come. That something can be anything; that something can be a holiday, a loved one's birthday, honoring a couple, father, mother, or welcoming a new person into the world. (Decorating a nursery!) I believe that half the fun in celebrating the thing that is to come is preparing for it by taking the time and initiative to honor it.