Monday, 21 October 2013

Normal Day inspirational gratitude quote by Mary Jean Irion

“Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return.” Mary Jean Irion

I love this quote. We should be thank-ful for each and every day and send our gratitude out into the universe. A day doesn't have to be special for us to be thank-ful for it. Every single day of our lives will have something we have to be grateful for. Today has been a pretty normal day for me. Have had a headache all day which is normal for me and have been working most of it, again pretty normal. But I am so grateful that my daughter came home from school with a funny story to tell, my cat came and jumped on my lap, and it stopped raining at tea time finally! Yes normal day, I want to give thanks for you, yes I have had better days but I am grateful for today and I will learn from you and bless your treasures. Thank-you normal day!

These words were written by Mary Jean Irion in the book "Yes, world: a mosaic of meditation" published in 1970. I don't know if it is still in print, there weren't any when I looked on Amazon but it sounds like it would be a wonderful book to read. In the meantime I'm sticking this one with the others on my fridge!
Blessings from a completely normal day, and a fairly normal girl!  Alison xx

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