What a great question!
I find that as I continue on my healthy journey that many of my rituals involve food!
I am hoping that others have some ideas for us both!
What I do so far is try and make the treat rituals as healthy as possible. In your case, maybe a healthy cookie? Less cookies at once? Just the tea?
Perhaps a ritual involving notes or messages or a set phrase that you repeat to each other.
With my children, I often repeat the same phrase over and over, and it becomes a ritual. For example, sometimes I say to my kids: "Out of all the [age of child] year old children in the world (and there's a LOT), and all the mommies of [age of child] year old children in the world (and there's a LOT), I get to be [name of child]'s mommy. And that makes me the luckiest mommy in the world!"
They are now teenagers, but I bet if I said it sometimes now, I would get a smile, and probably a hug!
The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried.
How many observe Christ’s birthday! How few, his precepts! O! ‘Tis easier to keep holidays than commandments.
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