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Ordinary Thankfulness


Today I am sitting here in my sweatpants in desperate need of a shower. There’s a pile of laundry waiting to be washed, a carpet that desperately needs to be vacuumed, and some chicken that needs to be pre-cooked before dinner. I also need to write, blog, connect with some friends, and oh, that shower, right. That’s still a must at some point today.

Yesterday was much the same. I ran through a day of ordinary errands and responsibilities and did what was expected of me. Tomorrow will be much the same. It’s ordinary. It’s normal. It’s somewhat mundane. But it’s my life just the same.

Today I stopped by Chatting At the Sky, I blog I frequent from time to time. I was once again reminded of how extraordinary the ordinary is. Seriously. My life may seem pretty boring, but it’s the life God has given me. Each and every day He shows up, ready to teach me things, if I’d only listen.

There’s so much that needs to be done today, but for once, I’m slowing down for a moment. For once I’m remaining still and listening for what God has to say (Psalm 46:10). For once I’m going to embrace the ordinary and ask God to show me the extraordinary in it. For once, I’m going to rejoice instead of grumble.

So what am I thankful for today, you may ask? Laundry. I’m thankful for laundry. I’m thankful that I have a husband who works hard, sweats hard, and needs a wife to do his laundry for him. I’m thankful for the washer and dryer that work so easily, for the money for the detergent to clean the clothes with, and for that matter, the money we used to buy the clothes in the first place. I’m thankful for my ordinary life today, what about you? What are you thankful for?

Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.

Worship the LORD with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.

Know that the LORD is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.

For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations. (Psalm 100:1-5 NIV).

For more posts on finding the extraordinary in the ordinary check out Chatting at the Sky’s Tuesday’s Unwrapped.