A normal day

Today was typical. Weather for SE Alaska in November: rain, rain, more rain. Work: standard day. With all the changes on my horizon, still, my days are fairly predictable. (Update on this in January when I’ve turned things upside down by transitioning to a project-based work life and stream of income.) Family is well, relatively speaking; friends are well, as far as I know. Although some things in my life are ever-evolving, a never-ending work in progress, I’m able to recognize a measure of stability. And I’ve experienced enough roller coaster moments in life to appreciate the periods of relative calm.

Thank God for normal days. Not boring, not stressful, just normal.

This quote was in my email this morning:

Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are… Let me not
pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. One day I
shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in my pillow, or
stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than
all the world, your return.

~ Mary Jean Iron


  • November 9, 2011, 10:04 pm  Reply

    A normal day. Yes…I know the feeling quite well. Only its been quite awhile since I’ve had luxury. I’m envious. (But not about the Ketchikan rain….rain……and more rain) 😉

    • November 10, 2011, 7:50 pm

      Well if you haven’t had normal, I hope you’ve had good times rather than hard times.
      You’re right about the rain, SO ready for a nice day! This is the rainiest season of the year.

      Stay dry, be well! ~ Sheila

  • November 10, 2011, 6:04 pm  Reply

    Sometimes it’s the “normal” days that we long for most!
    I was thinking of you in those Alaskan storms and wondering if it hit near you.
    Cheers to you!

    • November 10, 2011, 7:26 pm

      Hey, we’re wet, as usual, but no serious storm down this way, thank God!

      Yes, normal! a very good thing, when you can get it! ~ Sheila

  • November 12, 2011, 10:29 am  Reply

    Love the quote about ‘normal day’. We could all do a lot worse than have a normal day.

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