Monday, May 21, 2012

Ordinary is Beautiful

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Many of us read about movie stars and royalty and think "if only..."  If only I had that fame and money. Aah... wouldn't life be grand then?

But would it?  Is it wonderful to be royalty? All through history, royalty has been faced with pressures and situations that most of us would not find glamorous.  They have been murdered just for being related to the King.  They have had the well-being of their entire nation on their hands.  They have had to face rebellious peasants, betrayals, and wars.

Does a movie star have it any better?  If you watch any news at all, you will see that many of them deal with divorce, bankruptcy, and substance abuse. They never know who is truly their friend and who is just pretending to be to get close to them.  They would never know who they can trust.

Perhaps we do not realize that ordinary is truly a blessing.  It is not boring or humdrum.  It is beautiful. You see, we can go to the park without fear of paparazzi.  We can hire a nanny, go to the grocery store, go to church, and go to the post office without worry of people treating us differently than anyone else.  We don't have the destinies of countries riding on our shoulders and we aren't worried about being assassinated by some upstart revolutionary or lunatic fan.

We are blessed to be doing the laundry, cleaning our homes, making homemade meals, and caring for our children.  Living wisely means being thankful for the ordinary.  Let's remember that ordinary is truly beautiful.

P.S. I wrote about this same topic in a little more detail in my devotional blog today.  You can find it here.

This post is linked at Frugally Sustainable on their "Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways" blog hop.  It's a great site, definitely worth checking out :)


  1. Oh my, you are so right. I enjoy being ordinary. I'm not sure I would ever want to be anything but ordinary! :-) It's the life! What a fabulous post to put life in perspective. Thank you!!!

    Visiting from Frugally Sustainable. :-)

    ~Stacy @ Stacy Makes Cents

  2. I've been thinking of this lately myself:) How wonderful it is to be just another ordinary woman who loves God and her family:) Blessings to you.