Normal Life

Normal life. It’s what happens between the exceptional moments of our existence. The fantastic trip, the job promotion, the stolen moments with the love of your life. Amid those events sits your normal life.

Let’s face it. Even a celebrity has down time. And as we are not celebrities, and therefore have much more of the normal, what do we do with that time?

Do you know let the days between the peaks slip by in a blur? Or do we live life to its fullest capacity, even if it is merely enjoying the first cup of coffee or tea to start the day?

I have a feeling that if you sit around just waiting for the next great moment of your life you might miss out on actually living.

I think that those extraordinary experiences that define our lives are that much more remarkable when they aren’t the only thing holding your life together.

Think of a vast fence. One that stretches as far as the eye can see. Holding the fence together are posts that keep the overall structure sturdy and strong. Without the posts, the fence would fall.

Without the fence, the posts would have no purpose.  And although it is the posts that stand out, neither part works without the other.

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Comments

  1. …I’m reminded of the quote “the problem with life is that it’s daily” – most of life is indeed inbetween…

  2. I try not to be flimsy but it’s always nice to have a someone who we can rely on sometimes. :)

  3. Thank you for this post! I really needed to read it today, because I’ve been in a bit of a funk since returning from Europe. I want to be traveling!!! And I hate that I’m thinking like that, because I have such a beautiful and wonderful life. This post made me put things in perspective. :)

  4. PS I’m SO going to enjoy my coffee tomorrow morning thanks to you!

  5. @AndiP, thanks so much, it get into funks too. I have another post for this Sunday about another “funk” topic that I am trying to turn around…

  6. I love your metaphor, Andi, and I am trying to savor the everyday moments more too. Between raising kids, trying to keep a happy marriage, and working, I feel like I’m always looking ahead to the next thing I need to be doing or should be doing instead of just enjoying the moments I have with the people I love. Great reminder! Thanks! :)

  7. @Paula, by writing it, I am trying to remind myself too ;-)

  8. This reminds me of that poem about the dash!!! It always takes my breath away. Great post, Andi!

  9. @Jen, thanks I love your feedback and knowing you are so busy these days, I appreciate you coming by!

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