Friday, October 7, 2011

Five Minute Friday: Ordinary..........

Today I'm linking up to Lisa-Jo aka the gypsy mama, who chooses a topic every Friday and writes for five minutes.

Only five minutes

And the rule is that whatever you write about in that five minutes is what you posts. No editing your thoughts. Today, her topic choice is "ordinary....."

Ready. Set. Go......

Morning.....a gray cloudy sky, soft breeze in the air, a hint of possible rain. Calm. Cool. Quiet. There is a hint of autumn in the air. Nothing spectacular is promised, just a new day.

A phone call. A text message. A email from the husband or kids during the day. An everyday occurrences that sometimes catches me in the middle of something, but they are a constant. A reminder of the people in your life who you mean the world to, and they you.

Housework to do and errands to run. Laundry piled up.  Mundane at best.  But a reminder of a busy life. A life filled with purpose. A life that is needed. People depend on me.

 The sound of a sewing machine humming steadily. A calming sound to the soul.  A tool used for a purpose.  Art in the form of a quilt taking shape. A gift for a family I may never meet. An extension of my heart.

A dog which shadows my every step. All day. Every day. A faithful companion. One glance into those brown eyes and you catch an all knowing look. One that pricks your senses, as if she knows far more than you could imagine. Comforting yet unnerving. A constant and loyal friend.

Ordinary? Most would say so. Spectacular? Not so much. Eye opening.....yes. When the ordinary evokes extraordinary feelings of self worth, contentment and happiness is when one knows they are exactly where they are meant to be.


  1. A beautiful reminder to find joy and contentment with where we are *right now*. Thanks so much for sharing your heart with Five Minute Fridays today! May you have a blessed, extra-ordinary weekend.

  2. Amen to the extraordinary ordinary!

  3. what a beautiful picture.
    so not ordinary.

  4. Oh, I so love to hear you talk like that. What a wonderful thought for a Friday morning. Lane

  5. You really are a wonderful write, Suzanne. I am really loving coming here on Fridays!


  6. i often feel i have missed something. no sparkle, no shine in my life to stand out. ordinary at its finest. what a message that really spoke to me today. i needed to read this. maybe the sparkle i think i need is not too great. thanks beyond words.i have a lot to think about.

  7. I have always thought and still do, you missed your calling. Words tend to flow so easily for you.

  8. WOW! What a beautiful post!!!

  9. You write so beautifully Suzanne! I always love visiting you and I treasure our lunch date! You are remarkable and amazing. Anne


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