Along the journey towards the greater, there are many small, daily steps to better understand oneself, God, and others. This is one of my “daily steps”.
Sometimes it’s challenging to live into the ordinary.
My sons love for me to bring them rocks from wherever I’ve been. They keep hoping that one day those rocks will have colorful crystals shining out of them… but so far I’ve only found smooth pebbles. Then, this past weekend, I found exactly the type of rock they’ve been wanting. There was a big one with pinkish crystals and two smaller ones with hints of silver peeking out from their edges. I was so excited, they hadn’t even asked for rocks this time!⠀
So I brought them home and the first thing I get? “Why does he get a big rock? I want a big rock.”⠀
Isn’t that kind of how #December can be for some of us? Perhaps many of us? Looking back at the year comparing ourselves with others or the best version of ourselves that we didn’t quite reach. ⠀
I know, it’s the last 30 days and I can still reach great heights and finish all my resolutions… but what would I gain from pausing to see the silver glinting out from the most #ordinary moments of 2019 and celebrating that for awhile.
I love this quote from #MaryJeanIrion: “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. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return.”
How can you bless the ordinary of this year before it departs?⠀