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One Ordinary Day

Updated: Oct 9, 2020

What will you do with this day?

Tell me, what it is you plan to do with this one wild and precious life?” This is the amazing and powerful last line of the poem by Mary Oliver, The Summer Day.

Will you see this day as a long list of busy tasks like email, Facebook, laundry, work, dinner, exercise? Or will you see it like Mary Oliver — one wild and precious life?

I long for more wild and precious. How will you change your way of seeing today? I want to hold this day as if it is a lucky penny, a moment like no other, a day never to be had again.

I ask myself – what is one thing I can do to make today different? I can be more present. I can do the hard things first. I can listen. I can do less talking. I can pray first.

My hope is that today you stop and really see this wild and precious life. My encouragement is to find a way to treasure it all, one ordinary day at time.

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with this one wild and precious life?”                          
 – Mary Oliver, The Summer Day
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