Gratitude Day 133 – Ordinary Day

Thurs., Oct. 11, 2018

1 Thessalonians 2:6 – We didn’t ask for special treatment from people—not from you or from others

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It was an ordinary day. A little rain. A lot of mud. Time with some of our favorite people: our grandchildren.

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Hubby Rick and Dylan played ball. Ellie and I went for a walk.

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We took in some fall sights and had lunch together.

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We went to the river, skipped rocks and watched the water.

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We rode the train together and visited the pet cemetery.

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It was an ordinary day. Nothing special. Nothing out of the ordinary. Yet, memories were created. Hugs given and received. No special treatment. Just an ordinary day.

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For God ordinary days with special people, I am thankful.

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Lord God – I pray we find you in the ordinary today. Too often, we expect you only in the extraordinary. But you are in the regular, every day just as much. May we find you in our ordinary day today. Amen.

Blessings –

Dianne

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Gratitude Day 60 – An Ordinary Day

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Thurs., June 7, 2018

Job 8:7 – Although your former state was ordinary, your future will be extraordinary.

Wednesday was just an ordinary day.

I worked at my part-time marketing job. I ran a couple errands on the way home. I folded laundry, caught up on some work, made a double batch of my favorite rhubarb dessert and sat down to do my blog.

What could I express gratitude for today?

Several things came to mind. It was now dark and taking a picture would not be feasible. What would I express gratitude for? Hmmm. No good thoughts. Just the ordinary.

Maybe this was it. I could express gratitude just for the ordinary.

When I ran across this quote, my decision was made. This quote basically says Jesus takes our seemingly ordinary days and will turn them into something extra-special. Why? Because everything Jesus does is extra-special. He is not in the business of ordinary.

Maybe I could appreciate the ways Jesus takes something uber ordinary in my life and turns it into something extra special. I would see Jesus in the baby fawn crossing the road while on my way home. I would see Jesus in the caring e-mail I received from a friend. I would see Jesus in the rhubarb given to me.

And these ordinary things would be enough.

For this, I am grateful.

Almighty God – thank you for the ordinary. Thank you for helping us journey through the most regular of days. Thank you for being our constant companion while on this earth. Amen.

Blessings –

Dianne

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