Grateful Blog: Day 22: You know Sunday means a lot of things to a lot of people. Football. Church. Sleeping In. Walking the Dog. A whole mix of things. I’ve said it before but my Sunday rituals follow more or less the pattern of coffee with the Sunday Oregonian in front of ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ and ‘Face the Nation’ and later a delightful 1 hour escape to the basement to watch a perfectly retro black and white Gene Autry western complete with a cold Miller High Life and a sandwich. The thing is Sunday’s are all about rituals, and as an ex-Alter Boy (hard as that is to believe) I know this acutely. There’s something interesting in the human existence that acknowledges the passing of time with calendars, years, weeks and days and somehow through the millennia (and religious traditions) has come to set aside Sunday as that day where rituals are sacred. There may not be much religion in Gene Autry or Football (of course it could be argued) but in any case, I’m Grateful today for the simple rituals in life, and especially the one’s we celebrate on the on the 7th day, Sunday, the day (ostensibly) of rest, where the rituals big and small, holy and otherwise, become sacred in your own personal way. Enjoy it any and every way that makes you happy today!