It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Chapter 7, Page 23, Book 16

Oh, the ordinary day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me be grateful while I may, for it may not always be so. One day I shall fall upon my knees, or bury my face in the pillow, or lie among the sick, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return.

Mary Jean Iron

July 23rd - any ordinary day has the potential to be one of extraordinary joy and contentment

The sum of our lives is only as good as the days that we add along the way.

Author Unknown

Real life happens in the small moments we find on the most ordinary day of the week.  Not every day is a special occasion, but every day there are lots of wonderful little reasons to smile and celebrate - the sun came up, the birds are singing, you unexpectedly hear from an old friend… so many ordinary but wonderful things happen every day.

Most of our life is plain, everyday life. Just ordinary life. But that is where a deep, satisfying joy can be found.  I’m all for making the most of every day. 

Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self. 

Iris Murdoch 

It’s sad but true that too often we miss the beauty of ordinary until it is gone.   And there is a lot of wonderful things to appreciate in the everyday. Take time to just appreciate the beauty in life. Don’t make the mistake of waiting until everything is going well before you find joy in the moments. Don’t wait for a special occasion. Don’t wait for everything to be in order. 

We cannot afford to wait until everything in life is tidy before appreciating the joy in ordinary moments.   Give thanks for what you have even as you grieve for what you are missing. Live fully by finding joy in the ordinary moments.

I hope your day is full of wonderful little moments

May your home always be too small to hold all your friends. And may the blessings of each day be the blessings you need most.   


betty said...

We do need to appreciate every single day of our lives because indeed there are extraordinary moments and events in each of them.


Mevely317 said...

"Don't Wait", indeed!
I'll admit, these are trying days and nights when I pray for the calendar pages to spin ahead ... to cooler weather. Then again, what might I miss?

jack69 said...

Indeed you have hit some home runs tonight. Life happens in small real life moments etc. Hw true that is. So much here lady, you out did your self. SWEET


Love this one. " Live fully by finding joy in the ordinary moments."