Appreciating The Ordinary

Black coffee, toast with peanutbutter and banana slices

It’s always awesome to celebrate our big milestones and successes. Got a job promotion? Well done! Started a new business venture? Good on you! Bought a house? Have some friends come over! Got married or had a baby? That calls for a huge celebration! 

Of course, it’s easy to highlight these milestones, but in reality, it doesn’t happen that often. So what happens in between those big events? A huge chunk of our lives are spent on little, quiet, mundane, stuff. We do ordinary daily tasks, boring even. And while it is great that we get to celebrate the extraordinary, there are so many amazing things happening everyday, if we just take the time to be present and be more appreciative. These little things are the ones we take for granted, until they are gone.

“Joy comes to us in ordinary moments. We risk missing out when we get too busy chasing down the extraordinary.” – Brene Brown

Here are some of the “ordinary” things that make me happy, and I am always thankful for:

  • Good morning / good night hugs and kisses
  • Sunshine
  • Food on the table
  • Chats with friends and family
  • Watching a new video from YouTube (My favorite channel at the moment is Fairyland Cottage. I think it might just be my dream lifestyle haha!)
  • Sitting on the couch after cleaning the house
  • Fresh air

What ordinary thing are you grateful for?

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