The Usual

I’ve learned  a lifetime of lessons in the last few years, especially when it comes to crisis.

The thing is  . . . .

Crisis is often  brutal; however it’s an incredible teacher.  The greatest lesson I’ve learned from crisis is  to appreciate the usual of the day.  It’s difficult to define what usual means until crisis comes.

Because . . .

The usual is the unnoticed mundane details of every. single. day.

When the first day of the usual returns, there’s uncontainable joy with an announcement to the world . . .

I found my life!

Because many pieces of the usual disappear in crisis.

Returning from a crisis is not like coming home from a planned getaway.  The usual often seems hard after taking a vacation, because it’s always there.

BUT . . .

Returning to the usual after a crisis is exhilarating and energizing .  Every detail of the usual is AWESOME, including the  chores which are often  ignored on purpose or delegated with a bribe.

There’s a renewed gratefulness for every detail of the usual after living without . . .

  The  usual becomes music to  the heart after crisis.

It’s worth giving attention to the usual.  After all, the usual is a gift delivered to you every. single. day.

I pray you enjoy the  usual in your day —Kerrie

~”This is the day God has made”–from Psalms 118

This picture hangs in our home to remind me to pay attention to the usual moments in time . . .

Written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2018 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

(Pictures by Shelly Mackerell Photography)

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