The Gift of an Ordinary Day

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My girlfriend Pam emailed me this You Tube video this week  by an author named Katrina Kenison from her book, “The Gift of an Ordinary Day.”   Pam never forwards anything, so when I received this link with this intro, “If you haven’t seen this yet, it’s worth every second. XO” I had no choice but to watch!

And, it was worth every second. It really got me. I haven’t stopped thinking about it.   This time in life, of having an 8 month old baby and a 3 years and 9 month old preschooler, although tremendously challenging and exhausting some most days, is not going to last for long.

I have tried to appreciate the little moments of the last couple “ordinary” days… my girls in the bath together splashing and giggling, nursing my baby to sleep tonight and (oh my gosh, this is making me tear up again!) holding her little hand, watching my oldest daughter sit with me at the bank today with her legs crossed copying me.   These moments are fleeting.  And priceless.

So, grab your coffee and take 7 minutes and 38 seconds out of your busy lives to watch and reflect.

At the risk of getting too corny, but I love it so please humor me…I would love to hear any special moments you have slowed down to appreciate as a result.

Happy weekend everyone…make sure to enter all this week’s fun giveaways and I will see you back on Monday! xoxo Jen


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    Laura says:

    yep, sure made this momma cry!!! Love it! I love those “ordinary” moments. I have always been that type of mom, to think “Well, tommorow….this will be just a memory” or “awww he will never be this age again”

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    Misti says:


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    Laura says:

    Do we have to love those moments where your two and a half yr old thinks it is the fun-est thing to pour about 2 inches of water from his bath onto your bathroom floor? Grrrrr 🙂

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    Jen says:

    We definitely don’t have to appreciate EVERY “gift” of an ordinary day!!! LOL

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    Cheryl says:

    Someone emailed this to me a little while ago. TOTALLY made me tear up! I don’t even want to THINK about my kids leaving me – especially the baby. I’ve really made an effort to savor every moment with him – and the older two kids!

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    bonnye says:

    So great! i feel blessed to be here for all the ordinary days. I love listening to my kids as they greet eachother in the morning. I love the way they get excited about muffins or something different for breakfast. I love the way they show their friends their rooms and their house with such pride. I love the way my middle son tells his big brother he loves him and asks for a kiss! So many……..and I truly love the way they run for daddy when he gets home from work as if he has been gone forever–even the dog joins in!!

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