Participating in Five Minute Friday today. Read other takes on today’s word – Ordinary – at Lisa Jo Baker’s blog.
The good is often found in the ordinary. The day that makes the bad ones disappear, is not the out-of-this world adventure, but the simplicity in the everyday. Ordinary is a clean house. Ordinary is a meal I can be proud of, lovingly and carefully prepared for the ones I love.
Ordinary is where I find the graces of God. The simple pleasures that make me smile, or sigh with contentment. The moments that remind me why I keep going. That strength is not found in the big events, or the life shattering times. It is found in the quiet moments of the ordinary day.
Ordinary is where I reach the end of my rope, but ordinary is where I find the knot to keep holding on to. Ordinary is the naughty boys and the bad behavior and the wondering where I went wrong in my parenting. But ordinary is the surprising moments of generosity, the kindness of a boy wanting to surprise his mama. Ordinary is what I rail against but also reach to embrace, all rolled into a series of beautiful, forgettable moments.
Ordinary is where I find my peace.