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the beauty of mundane

the joy project september 6 ginger unzuetathe joy project september 6 ginger unzueta2 You create art daily. It is your ordinary. Seeing you with a paint brush or pencil bringing your imagination to life is my everyday. There is so much beauty to be found in the mundane.  Each time I see you, I see something new. I feel something more. I have learned to not take any of these moments for granted and to find beauty in all of them.

These words from Lysa Terkeurst in her book the Best Yes, elaborate on this in a meaningful way, "Never despise the mundane. Embrace it. Unwrap it like a gift. And be one of the rare few who looks deeper than just the surface. See something more everyday. It's there. We can learn right here, right now, in the midst of all that's daily how to become wise. As we wisely gain knowledge through everyday stuff, grasp insights through everyday stuff, and grapple with the development of discernment through everyday stuff, we'll use what we have to our advantage in making better decisions."

As a family, we have consciously decided to slow down our life. This has given us more time to live and to appreciate these ordinary moments. It isn't always easy to keep this rhythm that we all appreciate so much, but as we do, we really grow and connect in beautiful ways. I have said it before, but the every day is anything BUT mundane. If you ask me, it is extraordinary. Each day is a gift and I pray we will continue to slow down and unwrap it.

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