Have you ever heard the song “Ordinary Miracle” by Sarah McLachlan? I tried to include a link to her video above. (Let’s hope it works.) Anyway, I hadn’t heard this song in ages and it came up on Pandora as I was cleaning house today. I had to stop and listen because I was having a kind of blah day until it came on. Nothing really bad happening, nothing really happening at all, just going through the motions of the day.
And that was the problem! I was just going through the motions. I wasn’t really paying attention to the moment I was in. I was folding laundry and sweeping floors but my mind was wandering. And not the kind of wandering that my mind does when I’m trying to work out a plot or character problem with my latest story. Nope, I was just zoned out entirely. Which is not bad, in itself. But in the last few weeks I’ve noticed more and more time I’ve spent in that zoned out state. I don’t want to miss my life because I wasn’t paying attention. So I’m trying to be more aware of my surroundings. Not just the physical sensations but how I’m feeling and what I’m thinking about as well. So that I do participate in my life instead of just watching it pass me by.
I never considered that housework was inspirational but today I was reminded that anything can be an inspiration. My housework became an ordinary miracle for me today and it’s time to get back to it! Have a great day everyone.