Friday, February 03, 2012

ordinary day

what an honor to have an ordinary day. yesterday was much the same. i realize that i keep expecting myself to be more than just an ordinary person, living life from day to day, not changing the world but perhaps making a tiny piece of it more delicious.

at times i'm frustrated by all the big issues confronting our planet and our cultural choices and our economy, and then i see someone splayed out on the sidewalk in front of the bargain grocery store, cursing and muttering; and i realize just how effing blessed i am, with the ordinariness of my tasks and my routines. i didn't walk by him because i was a little afraid, but at least i sent him some kind thoughts. as small as that is, it's better than being pissed off.

the Buddhist practice of dedication enters my life much more frequently these days.


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