Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Just a Day

Today was, well, just a day. 

I walked with a friend for an hour this morning. (Therapy, first thing.)

I did too many loads of laundry to count. 

I cleaned my oven. (You know you want my life.)

I baked cookies for Teacher Appreciation Day tomorrow. 

I ran Julia all over Kingdom Come. 

I loaned my van to a college student friend so he could move some furniture.

And I sat glued to the T.V. for the Benghazi hearings. (C-SPAN3 = Channel 105.)

It was just an ordinary day. Only it wasn’t so ordinary because it was MY day. A day I kind of liked. A day that made me happy and brought me joy (quite possibly a direct result of knowing we would be eating leftover hot dogs for dinner).

Yesterday Julia got into the car after school and, after I asked how her day was (this was at 4:20 in the afternoon, after a full day of school and play practice, while on her way to driver's ed--the poor girl hadn't been home since 7:00 a.m.!), replied, “Great! I had a great day.” 

So I followed up: “What made it a great day?” 

And she said (this is the part I love), “I don’t know. It was just a day, but I’m happy.”

Just a day, but I’m happy.

What if we took all the average, ordinary, cleaning-my-oven kind of days and turned them great only by changing our outlook? 

What would happen then?


  1. I love days like that and I love when I can enjoy them with a measure of contentment and, well, JOY! Thank you for the reminder that the ordinary is a gift to savor.

  2. An ordinary day is a BLESSING for sure! Thanks for the reminder to just be happy.

  3. What a good reminder. If only we all had the sweet wisdom of your daughter.

  4. I sorta, really, like the ordinary days where I can just say "I'm happy today!" Great wisdom that young daughter of yours has.

  5. I love the simplicity of life sometimes. Ordinary days are truly a blessing that we can easily miss!