Why Not . . . Celebrate the Ordinary?

Apr 26, 2017

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30 thoughts on “Why Not . . . Celebrate the Ordinary?

  1. This I am beautiful post and a great reminder to not take the little things for granted. Thank you for the continuos inspiration you bring through your writing!

  2. Really lovely post. Have you read Alexandra Stoddard? She wrote “How to Live a Beautiful Life” and several other books on bringing beauty and ritual into our everyday lives to make each moment extraordinary. I think you would find her a kindred spirit.

  3. I love this. It’s so easy to take for granted the routine, and the ordinary. But aren’t those the moments that ultimately make life special? As you teach all the time, simple doesn’t mean boring. I live for those moments of each day – walking my dogs, cooking dinner for my husband, reading before I go to sleep at night. And appreciating those *ordinary* things does help make each day special.

  4. Many lovely sentiments to be found here; I am reminded of that film “Ordinary People”; I have never seen this film; yet the word ‘ordinary’ summons of it. Thank you for the inspirations shared here, and have a lovely weekend as well.

  5. Lovely post…again! I could not agree with you more. I believe that converting the daily ordinary into the extraordinary is hand in glove to being comfortable in one’s own skin. I’m uncertain which quality — skill? — appears first but they make for a wonderful life when they are both present. Kudos to you, Shannon.

    Happy Wednesday, everyone!

  6. Oh, what a beautiful, well written post! Such a lovely thought to celebrate the ordinary in the everyday, and one I am cultivating and refining. Your blog is inspiring, and helping me to curate my own life. Thank you x

  7. YES! This is why I have enjoyed following your posts for years–“The entire premise of living a simply luxurious life is understanding and then putting into action how to live an extraordinary life in the everyday ordinary moments…When we choose to celebrate the ordinary moments in our lives… we elevate not only our life but the lives that we touch or are intertwined with.”
    It is the sublime that leads us always to the extra-ordinary, non?
    Thank you, Shannon!

  8. Such a wonderful post and thought! In a time where it seems only the extraordinary counts – with all its costs!!! – it is so, so good reading this!! Thank you!

  9. Hi Shannon, i’ve been follow your posts for couple of years. I was so impressive by your work and was inspired by your post. May i copy the image here to my phone (the shoes and tulips)? Thanks

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