Monday, November 3, 2008

Attitude of Gratitude ...Day 3

I'm not feeling full of gratitude today.....it's been a particularly long day for a variety of reasons....

I was uploading pics to my Facebook gallery from the youth football breakfast, and well, I ran across this one, from the trip to the corn maze....

I love Shannon's expression - and how she took joy in something small - a "sand box" filled with corn.

It kinda goes along with a quote I found today, on Ali Edward's blog....

And while it takes courage to achieve greatness, it takes more courage to find fulfillment in being ordinary. For the joys that last have little relationship to achievement, to standing one step higher on the victory platform.

What is the adventure in being ordinary? It is daring to love just for the pleasure of giving it away. It is venturing to give new life and to nurture it to maturity. It is working hard for the pure joy of being tired at the end of the day. It is caring and sharing and giving and loving…
Marilyn Thomsen

So, maybe this is part two....finding gratitude in the ordinary. It is daring to find the gratitude in the small things. It is celebrating the small miracles and small wins - it is having the courage to be ordinary.

They don't write books about the ordinary, but it's the ordinary, small things that can make a life-long impact.

Maybe I need to remember that - that the ordinary, the small things I do in the ministry are what make the most difference.

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