Sunday, May 24, 2015

It's Ordinary

Today as I was working, I started thinking about how mundane my life was.   I get up, I go to work, I come home.  The days run together creating a sameness a blur.   We all want to live exciting lives and do amazing things.  For most of us, me included, our life seems to have more of a humdrum feel than one of exhilaration and excitement.  As I was considering this, it occurred that most people, past and present even people who do truly great things spend most of their life in the trenches of the mundane.   Perhaps the problem is that we fail to see the excitement in the ordinary things.   Or maybe, we feel that everything in our life has to be extraordinary.  Somewhere in life, we tend to forget that most of our life is filled with ordinary things.   Most of life is not exciting and flashy.  Somehow it helps to remember when I start to feel that my life is going nowhere and boring that ordinary days are not bad.  I also realize that we can make the regular, amazing.  The secret is to find enjoyment in the mundane.  We all have to eat, but we can find new foods to try.  For me, I love to walk.  I carry a camera on my walks.  It allows me to see the beauty I might otherwise miss. 
~ a sunset
~a flower
~ an animal
They all make the mundane a little more fun.
Sometimes, it’s ok to act a little crazy.
~make a crazy pose just for  a picture
~sing as you work

Life may get monotonous, but that doesn’t mean we have to settle for humdrum.   Look for ways to life your life to the fullest.  As you look back on your life, the memories will last a lifetime.