Learn to enjoy the mundane.
The everyday life.
The dishes (You like clean dishes, don’t you? And, you’re thankful for clean water, right?)
Brushing your teeth (Don’t they feel better when you do?)
Mowing your grass (I just love that freshly mowed look)
Smelling a rose (They smell best among the flowers…in my opinion)
Admiring the clouds. (I like Cumulus)
Having a discussion over coffee. (Cheryl and I have our best talks then)
A simple walk in the park (On a sunny, or not so sunny day)
A random thought (Some of my best ideas start that way)
A routine prayer (Okay…nothing mundane about that, but sometimes we take it for granted)
A text message from a friend (At least you have one)
An average Sunday at church (Thank God for the freedom to attend)
We tend to love the grandiose. The unusual. The vacation. The miracles. The shooting star. The celebrations. The once in a lifetime experience.
Those times are great. We love them. We want more. Nothing wrong with that.
The problem is when our happiness is wrapped in those occasions alone. Life is often lived in the mundane. Most of life, in fact.
Get up. Shower. Brush. Shave. (Or not) Dress. Drive. Work. Come home. Go to bed. Do it again. And again. In between those routines are the real moments of life. Even if seemingly mundane…non-miraculous.
Learning to love the mundane times of life, scattered among the routines of life, will help you find a lifetime of contentment.
What’s one seemingly mundane thing in life you love?