It’s late Saturday night. It’s been a long week, with my hubs working long days. We were on the go every.single.day. All good things going on, but always going on. I’m spent!
And I’m drawn to an idea, which I want to share and I hope you’ll join me. With all the things I have going on in my day to day life, I crave time to rest and recognize the beauty, the wonder, the gift of each day. Maybe I spent three days doing laundry and cleaning after having sick kids, maybe I spent two and a half hours at the doctor yet again while my son had a cast removed and his arm x-ray-ed, maybe even it was a day that I felt nothing went right. Those days are just as much a gift as the days which go right from the start, the kids are happy, the sun is shining, you get the idea. I want to delight more in every day. I want to embrace each day for what it is, for better or worse.
So, I’m starting something, which I am calling “Embrace the Ordinary”. Aren’t our lives made up mostly with ordinary moments? Aren’t those moments really the stuff of life, the things which make us who we are? The ordinary moments are precious. St. Ignatius of Loyola encourages us to find God in all things. I have a feeling that the more we embrace the ordinary, the more we find wonder and joy in our day t0 day, the more we take on the struggles and grow through them, the more we’ll find God in our days.
Embrace the ordinary. Each moment is a gift.
Join me, sharing one way you embrace the ordinary. It can be a picture, a story, even both. Link here with your post and visit each other’s blogs. We just might find that the ordinary is anything but ordinary.
Embrace the Ordinary, vol. 1 July 19, 2014
Snuggles with my sleepy boy are absolutely irresistible.
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