This week I came across this quote:
The true genius lies not in doing the extraordinary things,
but in doing the ordinary things extraordinarily well.
~ Major General Louis H. Wilson
When I came across this quote I truly felt that it spoke of my heart. Not that I am any genius. Far from it. But, I truly believe that every day we can do very ordinary things in an ordinary, ho hum kind of way, or we can do those ordinary things extraordinarily well.
As much as I can….I will seek to do the later.
How about you?
What is it that ‘makes’ you will go the extra mile?
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Catch up on all that’s Extraordinary…
this week at An Extraordinary Day:
Here are this week’s posts…
- Patriotic Poppy :: The Week at a Glance 7/13
- Loving God & Loving His People :: Joy Day!
- Extraordinary Chocolate Banana Magic Sundae
- Where Bloggers Create :: A Peek at My Craft Room
It was another Extraordinary Week on the blog!
Saturday’s weekly wrap up featured a few photos of our tiny feline friend (who has been under the weather all week). Sunday began with Joy Day! and some tender thoughts about loving each other and God in the church. Then I became a foodie and shared with you an impromptu dessert I whipped up. And then, I finished the week with a grand tour of my wee studio.
Humbled and blessed.
I could hardly believe my eyes as I received notice that my posts were being featured in so many link party round-ups this week. Truly…I am so encouraged and blessed by these acknowledgements. My heart is full because of the kindness of each of these wonderful bloggers:
Please take a minute to stop by these extraordinary blogs for even more inspiration.
On a personal note. Whoa. We’ve had a few ‘good’ storms this week and lots of rain, which sort of cramped our style. This painting the house project has really slowed down because of it. But, it didn’t stop me from deciding on Monday, after I spent a good chunk of the day in garden and catching up, that I could join in the fun of ‘Where Bloggers Create.’
There was a little work involved in deciding to write that post. You see some time ago (maybe a year ago?) I painted the walls that gorgeous shade of warm, yet pale, aqua blue. And I painted all the window and door trim and the shelves and what were black wrought iron supports, white. But, because we were having overnight guests, we put the room together and made everything look good…and didn’t paint the baseboard trim. Yeah I know. Really who does stuff like that?
So…Monday night when I decided that I could join in the fun for Friday, I made the commitment to empty the room, paint, and then put everything back. Oh…and make the table skirt of my dreams. And I might have had other things to do too. [wink] So…on Tuesday I emptied the room, crawled around on the floor and put one coat of paint on the trim, wrote a post for Wednesday and called it a day. Then Wednesday, I put the second coat of paint on (which was much harder than the day before because now my muscles were protesting), made the table skirt, and returned everything to it’s rightful spot in the studio. Whew! Then Thursday, I took more than a hundred photos…over three tries….trying to get a few decent ones where the color was correct. It wasn’t happening, so you got the best I could give. With very little daylight coming in a window that faces North and under a porch overhang, it is, well, challenging to say the least. It took all day and night to put that post together because of the photo issue. It was the hardest post yet. But, I did it! And in just THREE days!!
Don’t tell anyone that the rest of my house fell apart during that time. [wink] Tomorrow morning I need to get it all whipped in shape for an important visitor. I guess it’s a good thing I have been so busy. We are playing the waiting game in the job process. You’ve probably heard these words, “We appreciate _____ and will get back to you on the next phase in a week or so.” Wait. I’m grateful that God holds us in His hands and that we can trust Him. And believe me….that is not a ‘pat’ sentence…I’ve heard them all. This ‘trust walk’ we’re on takes daily, active trust, and faith. And lots of deep breaths.
Are you still here?
If you are…let me know you stayed this long. I want to give you a BIG hug. You are Extraordinary!! And thanks for sharing your Extraordinary self with me. Thank you too, for joining in the conversations, here. Your words help me to get a sense of who I’m talking to. Because as I get to know YOU…I write to you. Not some made-up person. But, YOU!!
Wishing Extraordinary YOU an Extraordinary weekend!
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