Welcome back friend. I do hope you enjoyed you week's end and took some time to rest and be with loved ones.
Yes, I did enjoy my weekend. Thank you for asking.
I thought today, we would talk about enjoying the everyday every day.
Sounds needless to use the same word twice?
Well than I suppose I should clarify a couple of things, you know, just in case there's any confusion.
The two words, everyday and every day are not the same. The are pronounced the same but mean completely different things.
Everyday: the ordinary things experienced regularly. Those mundane, common, normal things.
Every Day: (two words) means each day.
Now, my title makes more sense. Enjoying the mundane, normal things every day.
Why is it important to enjoy the everyday? Because without them, every day would be pointless.
Imagine, for a moment, life without the mundane, commonplace things, those things you do every day.
Difficult to do? Yes, it was for me too.
I mean I cannot imagine life without the things I do every day.
Hitting my alarm, taking a shower, getting dressed, having breakfast, driving to work, working,, driving from work, the laundry, dishes, cooking, the kids being loud and needing to quiet a bit, picking up after my Mr Right, picking up after the kids, sweeping the floors, dusting, paying bills, reading a book, changing the sheets... I could go on and on, but you get the picture.
So often we get into the habit of wishing our lives away waiting for something exciting to happen, that we miss the everyday moments that make our every day possible.
What would we do with ourselves if there were only fantastic, exciting things every day?
I'll tell you what we would do! We'd be exhausted. That's what.
Don't misunderstand. I love when things out of the ordinary happen; a dinner party with friends, a holiday, special events, a surprise visit, etc, these create lovely memories but aren't the things that make me want to get up each day.
I sit and reflect far more often on my everyday occurrences than I ever do the memories of the extraordinary moments.
I learn and grow so much more from being in the everyday moments.
It's in the everyday that I can make the most impact on and within myself, my family, my friends, and others.
Better in patience (I've picked up this same pair of shoes a hundred times!)
Better in communicating (I asked for soap, soap, SOAP! Not a rope!)
Better in efficiency (What!! It's already 9?)
Better in skills (This is the third time I've washed dishes today)
Better in morals (Do as I say, not as I do)
Better in values (I'm sorry I didn't set a better example)
Better in who I am (Thank you God for growing me in all the right places today)
Better in how I show the world that person (No road rage today!)
So the next time the everyday feels overwhelming or boring
It's in those everyday moments every day where you get to be a better you!