In the ordinary days and ways of life.
Just another day in my extraordinary ordinary life
Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action; try to use ordinary situations.
Jean Paul Richter
In our ordinary days, we pedal faster to keep up the pace and cover the bases, sometimes never pausing to thank the Lord for the ability to maintain that day’s journey. We murmur and complain when our days become weeks, even months, of muddled housework, homework, yard work, earning a living work, and taking care of a multitude of other ordinary needs we’ve faced.
It’s a fact though, real life happens in the small moments we find on the most ordinary day of the week. Ordinary small moments help us slow down and lean into the daily rhythms of work, family, and friends. They are those tiny, fingerprint sized moments where we build trust and faith and love and relationships.That’s when truly wonderful things happen.
There is a simple beauty in those ordinary days. They provide us with a quiet space to create a life of deep connection and love, and of giving to others. A life where you have the time and the energy to be fully present.
Normal 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 hold you while I may — for it will not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want more then all the world to return to you, normal day.