Touchstone — Crafting Good Ordinary Days

26 June 2015


The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.           ~Ralph Waldo Emerson



This has been a week of extraordinary moments embedded in ordinary ones for me.  Looking up from work, spotting the golden lilt and lift of a monarch among the milkweed.    Meeting new clients, keenly aware of  a sense of gratitude for the ability to be of service.  Passing between rooms in my home, caught by soft reflections of memories tucked into the bouquet on the dining room table.  Sitting down to coffee with a friend, saturated by the good fortune a meaningful relationship is.  Looking up from hanging the laundry, noticing how the tree leaves spangle and dance in the breeze against a backdrop of pale blue summer sky.

Joy comes to us in moments—ordinary moments.  We risk missing out on joy when we get too busy chasing down the extraordinary.      ~ Brené Brown, Daring Greatly

See Brené’s lovely post on joy and gratitude here.

I’m reminding myself to keep sinking into my ordinary moments, to not take them for granted, to be curious and explore the much more than ordinary that lies within them. 

We get to make our lives rich and meaningful.






About Lisa Sorensen

I'm an architectural designer with a passion for exploring the stretch beyond, the lean toward what we yearn for.
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2 Responses to Touchstone — Crafting Good Ordinary Days

  1. katecurran says:

    Loved this Lisa!

    Liked by 1 person

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