October 01, 2014

celebrating the ordinary...


It is all around us, like weeds in a field.
The daily, the rote, the oh yes this again.
Life lived through the motions... the ordinary.

I need to slow down... for that is when I realize that the ordinary is what makes us, and without it we'd be nothing.  Some days I forget that this life I'm living is not a string of days blocking my way to the weekend, but a string of days He has fashioned just for me.  Mostly,  those days are messy... shoes piled by the couch, dishes in the sink, a heart that beats both elated and aching for the very same girl.   But the messy doesn't end at the weekend... and I shouldn't begin there.  He made seven days... and if He made them, I should dance through them.

Oh God, help me see... that the ordinary should be celebrated.  I want to look beyond the piles and see adventure and time spent laughing over dinner... that a basket of laundry could be more than just dirt from a week of living, and a field of weeds just might be a field of fairy flowers instead...


Update: When I wrote this last year, I had big plans.  Plans for a whole month of celebrating ordinary. I felt ready and excited, and then sickness set in and took me down. I didn't even really care that I failed my challenge... but now?  I want to try again. Resurrect it. Give ordinary its due.  So here we go again...

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8 comments:

Richella Parham said...

This reminds me of when I first met you--through the posts we shared at Tuesdays Unwrapped. You are past master at finding the gifts in the everyday. May God bless you as you find them and celebrate them and share them with us! :)

Busy Bee Suz said...

I LOVE THIS!
Sorry for yelling, but you know how I get.
I do love this. You have such a gift in your writing....you open my eyes and my heart. "He made seven days... and if He made them, I should dance through them."
This did it for me today.
YOU rock.
XOXO

Southern Gal said...

A breath of freshness at this place. I can't wait to see what you unveil through the ordinary.

emma rebecca anne said...

so excited for this! we picked the same topic :) blessings to you this month!

Busy Bee Suz said...

You can do it; I just know it!!!
XO

Mary @ Giving Up On Perfect said...

Yes, this is a great topic! Sometimes I get so wrapped up in striving for the big, the amazing that I miss the beauty of the ordinary.

Ida said...

What a great post. It's true there is beauty in the ordinary if we just take time to notice is. Those weeds are so lovely, nice bokeh in the shot too. Sorry to hear you fell ill but I trust you are doing better now.

Jennifer Randolph said...

I love your heart and words so much!