If you've never listened to the TEDx talks with Professor Brene Brown, they are very interesting. She studies shame and vulnerabilty. I find her talks fasinating. One of the things that Brene talks about is how in our live with fb, tweets, etc... there is this push to be extraodinary. And when we don't feel that way it can make us depressed. So, she says to Honor the Ordinary in our lives. So today, I finished reading Janet Chapman's newest book Courting Carolina and read her letter to her readers in the back of the book. She wrote: The magic is real, people; as real as the sunrise, the ebb and flow of the tides, the haunted call of a loon, that unseen fish tugging on the end of a line, the birth of a baby, the death of a loved one. The problem, in my opinion, is that these things seem so everyday ordinary that we forget how extraordinary they really are. ......what Janet talks about as ordinary really puts a unique spin on Honoring the ordinary in our lives. So, I was wondering what, in your live, do you see as ordinary but is truly extraordinary? The first one that comes to my mind is husband's smile. It's just an ordinary crooked smile, but it lights up my whole world!