“The only difference in an extraordinary life and an ordinary one is the extraordinary pleasures you find in ordinary things.” ~ Veronique Vienne, The Art of Imperfection
It’s those delicious little ordinary moments that often make life so wonderful. The way the sun shines through a glass on a glossy table. The feel of the air on your morning walk. The taste of a perfectly fried egg and crisp bacon. The laugh of a child.
And you know what, we don’t have to have a lot of material wealth to enjoy all of those everyday pleasures at our finger tips. All we have to do is recognize them. In her book on the Art of Imperfection, Veronique writes about the pleasures of “being neither rich nor famous.”
Neither Rich Nor Famous
When we are not rich or famous, we are liberated to just enjoy everyday life at its best. Often the rich and famous yearn for the everyday pleasures we take for granted. Walking your own dog.
In fact, the really wealthy have to go through all sorts of gyrations to enjoy our kind of simple life. Do you think they ever would like to just run to Fluffy Fresh Donuts in their sweats to buy a chocolate frosted donut that is still warm, or go to the library to peruse a favorite section?
Enjoy The Simple & Ordinary
Today, lets just try to recognize and appreciate our relatively simple, ordinary life. Notice the quiet but extravagant glory of your comings and goings today. Think of all the people in the world who would gladly walk in our shoes today (both the really wealthy and the less fortunate) for just the simple pleasures of our kind of day.
God created us to enjoy our everyday life to the fullest … so enjoy! I think he’s going to be very disappointed if we don’t.
“Be blessed, GOD; train me in your ways of wise living … I delight far more in what you tell me about living than in gathering a pile of riches.” ~ Psalm 119: 15 (The Message)