In every ordinary moment, there is bliss to be found. It is like a secret to unwrap – deceptively insignificant, yet full of God’s presence.
In the everyday routines and unspoken expectations, ordinary sits quietly beside our big dreams, waiting to be discovered.
I’m sitting here reflecting on the month of March – my hair in a messy ponytail and lounging in my comfy leggings – putting together pictures of this month that has brought me much joy, and remembering what I’ve always wanted – ordinary bliss.
Give me ordinary bliss anytime, any day. I want E to always say, “I like your smell, Mama.” I want that laundry basket to be full and that bed to be a wreck, for these are signs of life – of ordinary bliss.
My heart swells up whenever I see E cherishing books and reading them using her own words. My heart swells up even more when I see her enjoying sweet treats but decline the offer for more, because she says, “It is enough.”
When she falls and skins both her knees, but bravely continues to play anyway – it makes me brave because she is brave.
When she wakes up and cries incessantly – maybe because of a bad dream – I love how my squeezy-hugs and kisses always make her feel better instantly.
I love the ordinary bliss of blueberry pancakes and piping hot dim sum and everything else that the Lord provides. Give me a sink full of dishes any day, for my heart warms at the thought of a meal well-savored.
I’m thankful for a husband who has never expected any fanfare on his birthday but goes along with whatever I can come up with year after year. Give me a man who appreciates the ordinary, and I’ll show you a man who has his feet on the ground and finds bliss in every little thing.
“Papa kiss Mama!” E screamed cheekily, and I laughed and smiled wide. I want her to see these little acts of love and know that ordinary moments like that is bliss.
Somedays, I stare at her tiny feet, hoping that they don’t grow too fast. Yet she is willing her feet to grow faster so she can finally fit those silver-grey “princess shoes” she has been waiting to wear every day. 😉
Sigh, what a lovely month it has been. As we close off this first quarter and enter into a new season, may we do away with Pinterest-perfect expectations and welcome ordinary bliss instead.
The clutter will not always be there, the cheeky toddler that insists on testing boundaries will someday grow up, and our husbands, sisters-in-law, and grandmas-in-law will not always be here forever.
So let us cherish what is right in front of us, create space for discovering the ordinary and live in the light of eternity. For when we see with eyes of love, there is ordinary bliss everywhere.
Go relish in it.
psst: I’m getting excited about something that pretty much every reader has loved – the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle 2018 is coming soon!! If you’ve been around my community long enough, you know I absolutely adore each bundle and have been a big fan for years. 😉 Anyway, just wanted to give you a heads-up! More details coming soon!
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