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Friday, October 11, 2013

Five Minute Friday - Ordinary

Today I'm joining other writers abandoned to their timers and free-flowing fingers.  There are no rules but letting it ride on the page as is and spreading around the love to others who bravely throw down thoughts on a screen.  Join us over at Lisa-Jo's - and be sure to visit the one who linked up before you and leave a little comment love.  It's the civilized thing to do. :)

Five Minute Friday

Ordinary

Apparently my ordinary is anything but routine.  It's not regular or expected.  It may even be a little extreme by many standards.  I have hopes and expectations for myself and my circumstances, yet they never seem to exactly line up the way I think they should.

When I long for fun or restful weekends fill with fall activities or warm cups of apple cider I end up with 13 hours of driving.  We have so few traditions, because who has time for that type of ordinary when you can't full decide where 'home' is going to be from one week to the next.

Who can have a single career when even the locations of home changes every two years - unless you happen to have the career demanding all the moves.

What about this blogging life?  Fulfilling a challenge that covers a passion.  Not so easy when the technology won't cooperate.

At the end of the day I have to decide that this is my ordinary.  Sometimes it seems less than, but it really is extra-ordinary.  I'm surrounded by love and blessings and truly, what more could you want out of your every day?

Time!

**My 31 Days is on hold until my computer is returned to me in a healthy state from my local Geek Squad.  Go do something good to change the world and tell me about it when you return.**

12 comments:

  1. Schedule changes, uncertainty, AND computer problems...ugh. Praying your ordinary is more often extraordinary.

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  2. "At the end of the day I have to decide that this is my ordinary."
    yep.
    and my computer is on it's last legs too, sigh. seems like the bumps ARE the road.

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    1. The bumps ARE the road - you may be entirely correct there. What a great way to look at it! Thanks for leaving that bit of wisdom.

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  3. I love this... I mean - I am a routine girl... so I don't love it for me! ;) But I love that you see that even in the lack of steady - ordinary is there and it can be beautiful! Praying for a bit more Extra... in all areas, my friend!

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    1. Oh, I love a routine, too. Sadly, not great at having them. Praying all the extra gets added to your ordinary, too, friend!

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  4. Hehe; I enjoyed reading this; thanks for sharing :-) So true about the driving!

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  5. Sometimes the road is just made up of bumps, one after another. I hope your computer comes back to you safe and sound very soon!

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  6. I've always wanted to create more traditions with my son. Fall is my favorite season and so far we try to make it to the pumpkin patch every October. That's about it. And for now that's enough. I have to remind myself that enough is okay.

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  7. Ah, I know this struggle you face, friend! But you are remarkable because of your extraordinary life. And if you hadn't moved all of the places that you did, think of all of the friends that you would have missed out on...

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  8. Love! At the end of the day! So true!!! Our lives are extra-ordinary when we stop to think about it!!

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  9. When we learn to see the extraordinary in our ordinary is when we learn to look for God in it all.

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