Friday, February 19, 2010

Joy in Normal

Yesterday was horrible. I spent the day feeling overwhelmed by the mundane. I was bored, worn down. I wished for something exciting to perk me up, to bring me joy. But I spent the day cleaning, carrying around a whiney baby, taking temperatures, and singing along to High School Musical. I was sad. And then this morning, I was doing my normal blog perusing, and this quote showed up in a post on Enjoying the Small Things:
"Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so.
And I was chastened. We all need reminders from time to time, right?

3 comments:

  1. Yes, we do need those reminders. I needed one today. Thanks for helping me.

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  2. I needed that reminder, as well. Thanks for posting. I was just mentally lamenting about how boring my life has become. I may not always have a baby to hold. Thanks for reminding me to stop and smell the baby. ;)

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  3. Yes! :)
    This reminds me of my friend A whose son is fighting cancer. She now just looooongs for those normal, mundane, crazy days of having her three kids at home - screeching baby on her hip, a whining preschooler on her legs and Alex asking for something to eat - while she tries to cook dinner. Those days she used to dread and barely tread through and now the ones she dreams of having again. It puts things in perspective really quick.

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