Celebrating the Ordinary: Day Four

At this just about half-way point in our week of celebrating the ordinary, I wanted to check in with you all and see how you are finding this exercise. You have certainly surpassed my expectations! Not only have you been posting beautiful images, but you have been providing us with bittersweet stories, glimpses of our other lives, and as always, wonderful writing.

I have come to realize that in the midst of suffering, we can still find something to celebrate. For me, this is a vital part of my own healing and recovery. This exercise is not about denying the pain in our lives, but in acknowledging that, though broken sometimes, we can still be touched and healed by the beauty of the ordinary.   In the words of Dorothy Rowe…” a piece of music, a shaft of light, a landscape, a flower, a tree, a picture – knowing that you can be reached, and can even respond, even a little, even if only for a moment, is a tiny first step…..”