Monday, February 22, 2010

Valuing the ordinary

Artist: Heinrich Uhl

It saddens me when I hear people de-value small things, ordinary things. I so agree with the following:

We bless the life around us far more than we realize. Many simple, ordinary things that we do can affect those around us in profound ways: the unexpected phone call, the brief touch, the willingness to listen generously, the warm smile or wink of recognition. All it may take to restore someone's trust in life may be returning a lost earring or a dropped glove.

-- Rachel Naomi Remen


  1. Our culture conditions us to believe in a hierachy of importance. That's part of why (I think) the so-called "ordinary" tends to be neglected.


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