oh heavenly day

So, one of my new favorite blogs to read is Enjoying the Small Things. She takes beautiful pictures and is an amazing writer. If you have any soul at all, her post about giving birth will move you. It is so raw, so honest, so touching. Read it.

But today she talks about a quote that a reader left in her comment section. The quote says:

"Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day, I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return."

I read this quote and I paused. Because normal days truly are treasures. They are the way we spend the majority of our lives, yet so often we wish them away. Instead, we should all take a deep breath, listen to "Heavenly Day" by Patty Griffin, look around, be thankful for all of our blessings and smile.


sarahsmile3 said...

I 100% love this post. I hate it when people constantly want the weekend to hurry up and "get here." There is nothing wrong with looking forward to something in the future as long as you appreciate the hear and now.

(By the way, I used to wish for Friday all the time when I was younger until an older employee set me straight.)

Amanda said...

This is so awesome! I'm one of those people that never has anything interesting to say when asked "What have you been up to lately?" Me: "Oh, nothing out of the ordinary." And now you've reminded me that it's 100% ok!

sarahsmile3 said...

I wrote "hear" and now and nobody called me on it.

I can't believe it!