“The main goal in my life is to make extraordinary things out of the ordinary.”
I was at a women’s conference at my church this past Saturday. The main speaker, who lives in Myanmar, related a story about how something very ordinary to us became very extraordinary to her young son. It seems that upon visiting grandma and grandpa in the United States for the first time, a red spatula came out of the drawer and the young boy’s eyes lit up in amazement. The spatula was immediately confiscated and the speaker’s son ran about the house, holding the kitchen utensil, arm extended in front of him as if “hailing Caesar.” In Myanmar, the son had not seen a spatula before, let alone a red one, so this ordinary object truly became something awesomely wonderful.
How often do we pick up a spatula, a glass of water, a #2 pencil, a cotton towel, a roll of toilet paper, or a needle and thread and consider it ordinary or don’t really pay attention to the intelligence of its creation or how fortunate we are to have it in our possession?
What “ordinary” item is near you at this moment? Can you describe it in an extraordinary way?
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