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The Ordinary Is Extraordinary

The ordinary is extraordinary

One of the keys to happiness is to see what others overlook and take for granted.

Appreciation and gratitude are powerful fuels.

They allow you to be in the moment.

What dying person does not crave for just one more moment of an ordinary day, in an ordinary year, with an ordinary person?

When you really think about it, one’s ability to realize that the ordinary days probably outnumber the extraordinary days 750 to 1.

One’s happiness and ability to make the ordinary days amazing is very important to one’s life.

I contest the average person only remembers about 50 days in their life, their wedding day, the birth of their kids, the loss of a loved one, etc.

If one were to live to be 100, one would have lived 36,500 days.

Imagine if you only remembered the special days that would leave 36,450 ordinary days, unremembered.

The quality of one’s life is in direct proportion to their ability to be amazed by the ordinary.

I contest ones ability to make the ordinary, extraordinary is much more important than having a few memorable days.

There is so much to be in awe of in life.

If one realizes that the ordinary is extraordinary one will always be happy.

Ralph Waldo Emerson said:

“If the stars were to appear but one night every thousand years how man would marvel and adore.”

Adore the stars, may you be able to see them shine in the light as well as in the dark.

JohnA Passaro
Your Soul Knows

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