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Something To Be Thankful For

It’s Monday. Time to find the Magic in the Mundane. Lately the magic hasn’t been easy to find. I have to search… I have to look really hard. I have to scrutinize, evaluate and then put my conclusions into words that sound good.

It’s challenging.

But would this practice be as meaningful if the magic of the mundane was always easy to find?

What will this week’s posting be? It could be just a photo… unfortunately I haven’t taken many photos this week. It could be just a few words… well I’ve already done that and I haven’t come up with much.

After much contemplation I realized that life, in general, is somewhat mundane. The day in and day out of needs and routines can be tiresome BUT it’s life… my life.

I am alive. I am healthy. I am happily married. I have two amazing daughters. I have a wonderful family whom I can see whenever I wish. Even though it’s been tough going back to work, I do have a good job. I live in a beautiful city and I can escape to the lake every weekend. My city is peaceful. My life is peaceful. I have clean water to drink and healthy food to eat. I have clothing. I have access to free, quality medical care. I have a roof over my head and a cozy home. I have an awesome dog and a cute little rabbit. I can read my bible without fear of persecution. I can go out wherever I want, whenever I want. I can sit in my yard and feel safe doing so. I can do and be whatever I want to be.

There’s always something that I can be thankful for. Now that is magical.

Thank you to Sofia from Sofia’s Ideas for creating this blog posting link-up. Finding the Magic of the Mundane has blessed me more than words can express.

Jennifer Bly
Jennifer Bly
Author of My Kitchen, My Classroom: An Introduction to Homeschool, creator of The Deliberate Mom, Deliberate Homeschooling and regular contributor to The Huffington Post. Jennifer writes about parenting, her faith, and life with her husband and two girls. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Applied Human Service Administration Degree with a specialization in Early Learning in Child Care.

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5 thoughts on “Something To Be Thankful For

  • Sofia's Ideas

    I’m not exactly sure why, but this was emotional for me to read. Even though I have felt, and thought, and written these sentiments before, there was something about reading this today… I read this once, all the way through, then read it a second time in a much slower, more mindful way. And it helped me… and that is precisely what I want {Magic of the Mundane} to be for all of us. Thank you, Jennifer, truly.

  • Hannah White

    Sometimes, in the hardest times, the practice looking for the magic, the wonder becomes a much needed practice. After my last miscarriage (2nd one) I determined to look for the wonder in every day… every moment, really.

  • ladycordelia.com

    I am trying my best to get my 6 year old daughter to see the positive as well as she has started a new school and it is so hard for her. I have found that the best example for her, is for me to show her in my own life how I am grateful- and not just “tell” her.

    Thanks for the lovely reminder.