Things I plan on stealing from other faith traditions:
1. LDS (the Mormons): Family Home Evening. I will find a way to make my husband play Scrabble with me, and I'll tell him since we aren't real Mormons, we encourage cocktails and profanity.
2. Catholicism: Composting. Owen's preschool composts. Consequently, he twists his hands, sighs deeply, and questions, "Why don't you love the Earth?" every time I throw a strawberry husk into the trash.
3. Judaism: Challah. Obviously. This is a no-brainer.
4. Evangelical Christianity: Call and Response. I dream of the day that my children acknowledge my statements. Perhaps they will answer me the first (as opposed to the fifth) time if I sing like James Brown.
5. Jedi: Jedi Mind Tricks. I would use this puppy all day long. Me: "You will not charge me for this latte." Barista: "I will not charge you for this latte." Me: "You will be generous with the chocolate sprinkles." Barista: "I will be generous with the chocolate sprinkles."
6. Hinduism: Yoga. I kinda do this already.
7. Islam: The Hijab, or head scarf. I kinda do this already too, except that I call it a baseball cap. I wear it not out of devotion, but because I often neglect washing my hair.
8. Atheism: Reason. Whether it be purchasing electric blue nail polish or teaching my children all of the lyrics to Miley Cyrus's "Party in the USA," I do dumb things that I regret on an hourly basis.
I know that there are more than eight major religions out there, but I'm stopping here before I start a holy war. After all, as a Lutheran, one of my traits is overthinking things and making blanket apologies.
So, what would you borrow from another faith tradition? Or what do you like best about your own?