Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Seeing the Everyday

I found out about this magazine on another blog and it sounds just like the magazine for me. I would love to have a subscription as it sums up my philosophy on life and what I try to to do everyday.Here from the magazine is what basically it's goal is.

Why See the Everyday?

Because our lives are the sum

of each moment and interaction.

Each day we

work,eat ,laugh, teach read , play and remember ...

and work at it all again the next day.

Because within daily rituals

we find opportunity to build

relationships,develop character,find joy

for the price of our time.

Because the most common rituals are manifest plainly in our homes.

It is where we

share, teach,grow , learn,serve, give

our best without praise or fanfare.

So we pay tribute

to fathers and mothers who have sacrificed self

for the good of their children.

That perhaps we might each find

the poetry within life's daily prose.

To all who see the everyday.

This really speaks to me and I would add To all who see the ever day as an ordinary miracle.

The table of contents is divided in sections that could be sections of our daily lives.

eat: Eating together provides a space for listening,sharing and growing.

work: Simple home needs when done together sustain and nurture the whole.

play:All hard work deserves a healthy dose of honest play.

listen:Things made by little hands have marvelous purpose and explanation.

teach : A mother is first of all a teacher.

laugh: At times ,small voices. almost unnoticed bring grand responses.

build: "What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us" Ralph Waldo Emerson.
"Cloaked in their very ordinariness, the prosaic events that truly shape our lives–escape our notice . . . . The infinitely numerous and apparently inconsequential ordinary ones, which taken together, are far more effective and significant.”
- Gary Saul Morson


Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

This looks interesting...I've never heard of it before and I'm a magazine junkie!


Andrea said...

urgent prayer request and prayer button on arise 2 write.

Char said...

I will have to check it out. thanks!

{Simply} Heather said...

Another inspiring post from you :) thank you

Jon Lee said...

It sounds fascinating.

Connie said...

hmm...I too am a magazine vice or virtue? Surprised I have never seen this...on to Barnes and Noble to see if they have a copy :) I always get the best info here!

Dawn said...

Sounds interesting. I am teased by my family for seeing details and it thrills me to no end when God reveals himself in day to day stuff.

Judy Merrill-Smith said...

Wow -- isn't it nice to have an ah-ha moment like that, when the universe says, see, you aren't alone!

Relyn said...

Oh, this sounds so wonderful. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Karen said...

Wow--this is really speaking to me...I'd never heard of it before. Thank you for bringing it to our attention!!

Gayle @ Mountain Moma said...

Wow, that does look good!

Jane said...

Wow, that magazine is speaking my language!! Must go try to find it :)

Cindy said...

This magazine does sound great Yolanda! I too will check it out! As usual, your posts are inspiring, I just really enjoy your blog!! :)