Thursday, July 16, 2009

ordinary life

My daughter, Jayme, came in and saw her step father and me playing a game of scrabble. We used to do that every day and we still enjoy it. We were drinking a bit of coffee and enjoying a donut. Jayme was appalled at us because here we were on a Saturday night, just sitting around playing another game of scrabble for entertainment. However, I said to her: "Jayme, you should hope you have it so good." Sometimes we forget to revel in the ordinariness of life. It is often that in the most simple and mundane of everyday tasks or pleasures that we can find true contentment and peace of mind if we will allow ourselves to appreciate these times for the gifts that they often are.