Monday, August 27, 2012

Why a PB&J Can Be Extraordinary!

Today I am reminded of the little things.  Such as a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, which can make or break a day, according to Casey Schu.  Eating this as a pick me up (one of my favorites) during this dragging day recalled her infamous lectures on the snack.

A minister somewhere told me that when his friend was feeling down, he would buy a pack of socks.  Now, for the next six to eight days, on average, he would have something very small yet special to look forward to.  A pack of socks do not cost very much, but they are new... they are clean (especially if you are like me where my socks tend to be white only once)... they are special, but only for him.

On my off days, I make myself a warm beverage.  I generally read.  I might surf the internet.  However, I try to do things that are special to make an un-special day worthy.

Interestingly enough, I consider humanity's relationship with Christ in the same way.  Ordinary people living ordinary lives become extraordinary because of their interaction with the Divine.  Ordinary days become extraordinary because of eternal love.

So the next time I have an off day, I intend on making a cup of tea and reading from my novel... but I will also reflect on what makes life beautiful, and just how dull every day could have been without it.

1 comment:

  1. I like to make my PB&J with Nutella instead of peanut butter -- makes it more special!

    By the way, making time for a ordinary moment with God is a great idea! Extraordinary! :)