Friday, June 30, 2017


Ever find yourself going through your day and wanting, wishing for something super fabulous to happen that would change your

(that is way-too-ordinary)

into something wonderful?

We've all had those moments when we've longed for something more than just a NORMAL DAY. It's probably why the tag-line "Calgone...take me away!" has hung around for so many years...

Well, a short time ago a sweet friend sent me the most amazing snippet of a poem~one that really set my heart to wondering.  I had to let the words sink in for a few days as it so perfectly explains the very thing I was wanting last year when I was out-of-sorts from the accident we were involved in.
Here's the shortest version:

I wanted the return of a simple, regular old day...a normal day.

A "pain free" day.

A "productive" day.


 "I think I feel-like-eating-food today" day or "I'm going to read a-good-book today" day!

I wanted a "I'm going to plant-flowers-in-my-garden" day...

Maybe a
"my kids are getting on my nerves" day
even a day when I felt harried, pressured or was running late.

I would have even taken a "I'm feeling FAT and UGLY today" day!

Anything that would have fallen under the category of "NoRmAL" I would have welcomed back into my life.

Here is the most common version:
You know what I'm talking about!
I know you do!

The kind of day we've all taken for granted so many, many times in our lives.

That is...until we lose them.

Here's the original version:
I actually discovered the "poem" was originally part of a two paragraph essay written by Mary Jean Irion back in the 1960's. 

It sure is something to think about, isn't it?

Just an everyday, hectic, crazy, lovely, busy, beautiful, memorable and simple 

I hope your enjoy yours!




Rose L said...

I pray for gifted days...days where I experience the love and beauty of God, even in the tiniest little blessing; the float by of a butterfly, the song of a bird, the color of flowers, the work of a spider, the feel of a gentle breeze...

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Rebecca,
That is a very wise poem to ponder about...
Sending you hugs and wishing you a Happy 4th of July!

Ann said...

Dear Rebecca, So glad you are healing and getting better. Loved the poem as I am trying to live in the present moment. Appreciating all the goodness in the day. Trying not to look at tomorrow with dread with all the things I worry about, trying not to think of the past with regret with the things I would change. Instead, focus on moment by moment on all the graces that pass by as a gentle breeze. Focus on all the love that sits quietly in my heart and mind and recognize its presence.

Thanks for sharing.

La De Da said...

Hey Rebecca,
I love that poem. It really touched my heart, since I am always wishing for something more, even though I am blessed with a wonderful life. I will always remember that poem when I find myself being bored or complaining.
Wishing you and yours a wonderful July 4th.


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