‘I suspect the truth is that we are waiting, all of us, against insurmountable odds, for something extraordinary to happen to us.’ Khaled Hosseini, And the Mountains Echoed
Has it happened to you? This extraordinary event? Would you know it, if it did?
This year I have spent time with individuals overhauling their souls looking for the extraordinary, clawing at their dreams, desperate to find meaning to their existence and purpose in their relationships. As I watched I wondered why they couldn’t celebrate the ordinary and in doing so it would be baptised into the extraordinary! We don’t get these splashes of miracles unless we’re willing to wade into the ocean of counting the little blessings. There is a vast ocean of things to be thankful for, even when our shores are darkened by storms. So take your daily ordinary life and season it with a little extra gratitude and you may taste the overwhelming flavours of an extraordinary life.
It is time. Cast off that heavy cloak you wrap yourself in. It does not only protect you from the biting winds of disappointment but it also keeps you insulated from passing, sun kissed opportunities to know joy, to taste hope and to realise the peace that comes after the wreckage.