Celebrate Normal Day

Many of us go through life defining happiness as the response to specific events – when I get a great job , when I make 10 million $, when I have a home , car…The list could be as long as the planet’s population count . In linking happiness to specific events , material objects we blind ourselves to the miracles that surround us. Partly , the malaise of our times . We expect life to look like the choreographed , edited films and ads we see everywhere we look. ‘Normal’ in the context of a day is often used to mean uneventful / boring.

The tragic crash of the flight at Mangalore underscores the uncertainty of life . In an instant , the course of hundreds of lives – the victims and their loved ones changed forever. What they would treasure is a ‘normal’ day in which their loved ones are alive and safe. To someone ailing in a hospital a ‘normal’ day is a gift to be cherished . If you are healthy , global warming hasn’t yet radically altered your part of the planet , you have family / friends….then ‘normal’ is special.

Love this quote by Mary Jean Iron….”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.”

Celebrate Normal Day.


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