This Weeks Word: Ordinary (Want to join in? Click here.)
Sometimes I get really tired of the ordinary. It is like I am somehow waiting for my ordinary every day life to magically turn into something…well, more exciting? I guess I often live with the attitude that tomorrow things are going to be better, different, _________. The other day, I was soooo tired, like I often am, and I was trying to fall asleep for a nap. There were a few things on my mind that were bothering me, and sleep was not coming easily (even though I desperately wanted it too). I decided to get up instead of just lay their wishing for a sleep that wasn’t coming. And I decided that today was the day. Things weren’t going to get better tomorrow unless I made them better today. We aren’t going to be different people tomorrow unless we start doing something different today. Ordinary days and ordinary lives are all we have. Or at least they are all that I have. But, I think maybe there is something magical in that. Something magical about the dishes, and the car breaking down. Something magical about putting a smile on my face and taking the time to really talk to my daughter when she gets home from school. Something extraordinary hidden deep within the ordinary.