Just An Ordinary Day

by Sherry Riter in Time

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“A person can stand almost anything
except a succession of ordinary days.”
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~

When I told you about my movie viewing habits, it should have been a clue that doing the same thing over and over again, day after day was something that doesn’t bother me. With that said, today was just an ordinary day. However, the things that are ordinary to me, are probably not ordinary to you.

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What Is Ordinary?

Anything that is ordinary is considered to be something that is commonly encountered or in other words, just usual. Today was just an ordinary day. It did not have any great excitement, but it was peaceful once I got home and that was good enough for me.

While I sat on the couch, eating my dinner, the clouds floated by quickly. In the west the clouds were dark, but to the east, there was bright blue showing through very white clouds. It was really very beautiful.  

“Peace comes from within.
Do not seek it without.”
~ Buddha ~

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I don’t have a cute life shoe analogy today, nor am I sharing a fabulous recipe. I’m going to give you something to think about that could change your outlook on ordinary days.

Nothing lasts forever. We all were born and are now living, but some day we will die. When we step out of our body, will the ordinary days we experienced add up to equal happiness?

Just as the clouds rushed across the sky today, so also our lives are speeding past very quickly. My ordinary day is not your ordinary day. I may not have moved an ocean today, but I also didn’t sink the Titanic. So ordinary doesn’t necessarily imply “bad.” 

“Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.”
~ Chinese Proverb ~

Today was just an ordinary day for me, but the clouds were beautiful. Actually, they were extraordinarily gorgeous and that was really enough for me.

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I hope you’ll realize that all your ordinary days are really extraordinary and priceless. You’ll never get to live a day over again, so it is totally unique…just like you.


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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Stéfan June 6, 2012 at 1:11 am

I love ordinary days.


2 The Redhead Riter June 6, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Yeah, days without drama means peace. Ahhhhhh….


3 Skip_D June 6, 2012 at 2:09 am

Your ordinary day sounds pretty wonderful… peaceful, restful… with magnificent clouds. Your photos are beautiful, & your words are thoughtful & soothing. What a perfect end to a perfectly ordinary day.


4 The Redhead Riter June 6, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Thank you, Skip. The clouds were so pretty. Really amazing puffs against the vivid blue.


5 Susanne June 6, 2012 at 6:55 am



6 The Redhead Riter June 6, 2012 at 8:05 pm



7 Brenda June 6, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Love the pics. Funny because my blog post today was of beautiful cloud pics I took last night! 🙂


8 The Redhead Riter June 6, 2012 at 8:07 pm

Thanks, Brenda! You know what they say, “Great minds think alike!” 😉


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