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

Author Unknown

Sunday, March 03, 2019

Chapter 3, Page 3, Book 19

Each day brings with it the miracle of a new beginning.  Many of the moments ahead will be marvelously disguised as ordinary days, but each one of us has the chance to make something extraordinary out of them.

Douglas Pagels

March 3 - nothing is ever ordinary

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.

Jimmy Johnson

The older I get the more I’ve come to realize there are no ordinary days and there are no ordinary people.  Every day holds so much wonder.  Every person is special and unique.  It is in the little extra things that each one is seen as extraordinary.  

As the days of my life have become years, I am always amazed at the speed with which time moves and causes me to often blink in surprise and wonder.   But I can slow my pace to really see and feel each moment.  It’s a choice I make, every day.

I can slow down the pace with others I meet and greet through out the day too.  Taking the time to look into another's eyes and savor the thought that I am not alone, but am sharing this life with others. 

We tend to thrive on the exciting and the extraordinary events in life, and forget the every day can be extraordinary, when we slow down and take the time to see it. We only get one chance to live out each day the best way we know how.  There are no ordinary days, just extraordinary opportunities.

Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.

John W. Gardner


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Slow down and see the extra ordinary in every day!

jack69 said...

A great play on words by JJ. Ordinary with the 'little' extra. I smiled when that hit my 'thinker'. Something 'Extra' to open a good post with.
From a beautiful day in Florida,
Sherry & jack

betty said...

Ordinary days indeed are the best because as you said they can be extraordinary if we allow ourselves to view them that way. It is amazing how fast time does go by. We blink and we are in our later years though it seems just like yesterday we were young.


Mevely317 said...

Wonderful dose of positivity! I especially like what you said about taking time to look in another's eyes.

NanaDiana said...

You are right- there are no ordinary days and definitely NO ordinary people. Some days I wish I had a bit of ordinary but I usually look for the positive things that each day brings. Hope you have a great week- xo Diana