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The log fire in our sitting room was burning and crackling as bright warming flames went up the chimney on this cold winters night . Throwing the old receipts on to the flames from last year, one after another, we observed many of the small slips of paper displayed the hospital logo where we purchased a coffee each morning as my mother received her radiotherapy .
It came to me then on this chilly February night that the significance of the coffee was an important normality and one to treasure . # UNDERRATED ORDINARY .
Thinking of all those purchased paper cups of coffee at the hospital coffee shop .
Daily visits to see mum in hospital – the drive , parking at our church car park . Walking the short distance . The underrated ordinary was in that daily cup of coffee . Collecting it from the main wing .
Walked the hot brown liquid back cupped between two careful hands . Sipping slowly . That routine mattered . In the midst of trauma the ordinary sipping of hot coffee was an essential normality amidst the chaos in our lives right then.
Reverently I say this: that my God daily lives in my messy life. Often hidden. In silence. In the daily prayer . In the walk around a park . In the chores . In the nuances of life . There . Close . Taken for granted . Like my routine coffee , He is the essential ordinary to the breathe in my moment .
Whatever is lovely…. true … admirable…. think … about it .
Marvellous wonder of the ordinary .
ITS THE LITTLE THINGS THAT MAKE LIFE BIG – Unknown
Live every experience to the utmost – Eleanor Roosevelt
The stone the builders rejected became the corner stone – . Acts 4:11
Let’s embrace the small things. Noticing them. Recognising the uniqueness and essential goodness that they bring to our lives. Bringing a deeper recognition, a gratitude of heart as we notice the simple beautiful tapestry woven into our often underrated ordinary daily life.
Celebrate #underratedordinary .
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