My partner and I almost always have a date on any given Friday night.
And as the evening flows along to that inaugural refreshment, no matter what it may be, we sip not until we toast it between us with “Cheers” as we look intentionally into each other's eyes and not upon the cup or glass—to meet just there in the now, in that moment, greeting each other's most grateful company.
Sappy? Perhaps. But that eyeful ritual matters to both of us. It squares us up to purposeful acknowledgement in our presence of each of us, together.