Day in and day out. Life can seem so ordinary, can’t it?? Is it just me?

Balancing work while balancing the checkbook.

Running a home while lacing up the running shoes to squeeze in some exercise.

Taking care of family while trying to take care of myself.

Folding laundry while folding love notes to my family.

Making dinner while making this place we call home peaceful.

Following the Bible while following my dream.

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Our ordinary schedules. Our ordinary routines. Our ordinary laundry. Our ordinary dinners. Our ordinary families. Our ordinary marriages. Our ordinary jobs. Blah, blah, blah.

Yes, these things may seem ordinary to us, mainly because we live them every day. But let me tell you, nothing could be farther from the truth. There is nothing ordinary about any part of your life or mine.

Each and every part is special, unique, extraordinary. Not because of each thing separately, but because each one is a part of your amazing life.

Take a look at some definitions of ordinary: of no special quality or interest; commonplace; unexceptional; mediocre; below average; normal.

Your life is none of those things, and neither are the details of it… your routine, your family, your job, etc.

Now take a look at extraordinary: special; remarkable; beyond what is usual, ordinary, regular; exceptional in character, amount, degree, extent.

Life and all its details are special. All unique. All extraordinary.

The extraordinary, not ordinary life.

There’s extraordinary in what seems ordinary.

Each detail of our lives is a gift, hand selected by the One Who gave us life. When we look at what seems ordinary in this light, we see even a pile of laundry waiting to be folded is a gift. Even the mountain of shoes in our entryway is a gift. Even getting up, going to work, coming home, eating dinner, going to bed, and doing it all over again the next day is a gift. Yes, even when I misplace my car keys is a gift. (It sure is frustrating though!) Even my less-than-stellar attempt to balance it all is a gift.

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It’s all extraordinary.

And the biggest truth of them all? YOU are extraordinary. You are nothing close to ordinary. You are unique, special, and have been blessed with gifts and talents no one else has. You are incredible. Take a look at Who created you. He makes nothing ordinary. Soak in that truth today, friend.

And as you do, pass this truth on to someone else.

Let’s live out our beautifully extraordinary lives today!

Cheering you on,

Julie

 

I’d love to hear what you’ve got to say on this Woman to Woman Wednesday, where we encourage one another in life. You bless me more than you know each time you’re here, and each time you share. I appreciate you, friend! Thanks for doing life with me!

 

Linking up today with Simply Beth for Three Word Wednesday, Holley Gerth for Coffee For Your Heart and Meredith Bernard for Woman2Woman.

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