Who Says Routine Can’t be Special

This week’s Five-Minute-Friday prompt is Routine. I had a tough time getting started so I decided to check the dictionary definition:

After reading the second definition I knew what I would spend my five minutes writing about this afternoon.


How many of us see the word routine and right away think of the mundane parts of our lives like packing lunches each morning or stopping for a coffee on our way to work. Yes, these things are as routine to many of us as taking our make-up off before going to bed. Those little parts of life that go on, day after day and week after week without us really thinking about them.

Of course there are other routines in our lives that I put in the special category. Things like our youngest daughter calling each morning after dropping her sister at work. Routine yes but a blessing that I hear from her every day and stay up to date with everything that is going on in her life.

Her eldest son (he’s eleven) has his own special routines. He picks out a television program to watch with his aunt every season. This has become a routine for them but is a special time that they spend together every week.

If we think about it, I’m sure we can all think of routines that are special to us.


PS: With all the sadness and anger we hear in the news these days I appreciate our family’s special routines more and more.

3 thoughts on “Who Says Routine Can’t be Special”

  1. Kimberly, I love reading of your special routines! Definitely a bright spot in my day! Cindy #fmf

  2. Those silly little things we do every day make each day special. Boy, do we miss them when they’re gone. Visiting from spot #57 FMF. God bless!

  3. Prasanta says:

    Those little things add meaning to the daily routines of life; definitely makes the mundane feel less so.
    Your neighbor at FMF #59.

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