Thursday, May 19, 2011

On ordinary greatness

"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."
Sir Thomas More
Your turn: An ordinary act that was anything but ordinary. Please discuss.


Gallow said...

Have breakfast with my father at a local small town resturant. He likes to tell all sorts of jokes and is very silly. The conversation has no importance. The greatness is just being in the presence of each other, and enjoying each others company.

Kalei's Best Friend said...

I get my hair done every 6 weeks and the guy who cuts my hair is a talker, as well as me.. We talk about recipes and I had told him about a recipe my husband use to make, Carlo (stylist) was interested.. Well I found a copy of it and mailed it.. Today I saw Carlo and he commented about it.. He said he was touched because it made him aware that I had listened to
him.. I was quite taken aback because even tho we realize not everyone remembers, we are touched when someone does...that we just don't babble for the sake of babbling.

Cloudia said...

yes! saw this during my near death experience-

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Anonymous said...

The cuddle I get from my husband at night before we go to sleep. I don't sleep as well when I don't have it, because I don't feel as soul-happy and settled.

On My Soapbox said...

I can't think of anything specific, but I do try to assist elderly people when I can. I keep in mind two things: 1. I would be thankful if someone helped my grandparents if they needed it and 2. Someday, that (the elderly person) will be me....