This is a guest post by Linda Ricke.
Vinita Wright reflected recently on her blog Days of Deepening Friendship about the need we have as humans to celebrate. I agree wholeheartedly with her assertion that at certain times we do need to pull away from our everyday and celebrate, whether we feel like it or not.
That being said, I woke up this morning with a craving for normalcy. My palate is tired of sweets and rich foods, and my mind is in need of some routine.
I remember a conversation with my mother when I was a little girl. It must have been after a recent celebration, Christmas or a birthday. I asked her if it was odd that I liked regular days better than holidays. I told her that I preferred the days of normalcy over the hoopla and often exaggeration of celebrations. Her reply was, “That sounds like a good thing, because there are sure a lot more regular days in your life than holidays.”
And she was right. Most of our lives are spent in ordinary time. Celebrations are great in their place, but we need—at least I do—the everyday to make them more special.