Extraordinary

“The most extraordinary thing in the world is an ordinary man and an ordinary woman and their ordinary children.”

CK Chesterton

I have been thinking of the above quote all weekend. I had a four day weekend and it was jammed packed with busyness. As I look back on it, it would be easy to say it was not a very productive or meaningful weekend. I was not relaxed and did not feel like I got much of anything accomplished.

The truth is, when I thought about what the most important thing is that I could be doing over the weekend, nothing came to mind. I then ran into this quote and decided to change my perspective.

In all the hustle and bustle of chores, and running kids around, I no longer saw busyness, but rather stability. Church with the family was not just something we do every Sunday, but a remarkable place to spend time together. We read scriptures together. We ate together and watched a movie together. We ran errands together. Things that I clearly take for granted and things that seem ordinary.

With this new found perspective, with this new gift, the ordinary really has turned into extraordinary and I hope to keep this view of my family life going forward.

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