“It has taken awhile, but I certainly do know it now – the most wonderful gift I had, the gift I finally learned to cherish above all else, was the gift of all those perfectly ordinary days” ~ Katrina Kenison
Do you remember simple times and days being ordinary? I know I do. I often remember a time where I didn’t have to be responsible. I didn’t have to think about a to-do list and how much needed to get done. And when I tossed away the to-do list and things were missed, it was okay. Everything worked itself out.
Where have those times gone? How did our lives become caught up in intense busyness? We have lists and lists about everything. And, make no mistake, everything needs to be dealt with right this very second. Really? Our worlds are chock full of activity. There never seems to be enough hours in the day to handle it all.
And must everything be done right this very hot minute?
I certainly understand what needs to happen to get everything done. There’s a strategy involved. A strategy which can be learned and implemented. Sharing strategies is for another time. Today is about focusing on the ordinary.
I like the word ordinary. It reminds me of a time when there was pleasure in doing things the same day to day. Not a boring kind of doing but a stability of everyday occurrences. A warm feeling of events and people to count on. Do you have ordinary in your life?
I have ordinary days. Are they always carefree? Absolutely not! To be honest, more days than not are far from ordinary. Yet, despite those crazy days, I have a bucket full of memories of ordinary times. They are never forgotten. Daily rituals of times with family and friends always there to recollect and act as a reminder of the constants in life. Ready to pull down off the shelf when life is out of whack. A foundation to always fall back on.
I believe in the magic of ordinary days.
Ordinary feels good.
Ordinary is a soft place to fall.
Ordinary is comforting when there is so much outside of ourselves we can’t control.
Ordinary feels like home.
Each of us have personal feelings about home with memories galore.
I hope ordinary is “home” for everyone. If not, my heart hurts for anyone who is in a position of negativity with regards to “home”. I want you to know there is still ordinary to be found that is good and comforting.
Ordinary is wherever you are right now. You are already living with your own version of ordinary and there in lies beauty to notice and appreciate.
We are connected to many individuals and there is a circle of fabulous people who are in the throws of their own stories yet come together to help each other. Seek those people out and commiserate when you need to. Share each other’s ordinary. You might find a new ordinary to embrace in your life.
Ordinary days have their benefits to bask in delight and consistency when all around us is moving a mile a minute. Ordinary days are far from ordinary when you rely on their foundation and wisdom.
To the ordinary days in your life.
Until next time,