AN ORDINARY DAY
By Johanne James
Hi there and let’s talk about an ordinary day.
What may be ordinary for you may not be for me! What do you do, what do you like to do? What constitutes ordinary? Doing nothing can be ordinary. Going shopping can be ordinary. Life is simple when it’s boring. Remember we all have to function, that means, go to work, come home, cook dinner or go shopping and pay the bills, which I would imagine anyone reading this column can and will identify with! Most days are so-called ordinary with the occasional bit of excitement, no? How some of us may live our lives on the edge when we see others who only represent a small portion of society doing all this stuff that dreams are made of. Routine, we need some kind of structure in our lives do we not, for if there were none, what would we do? Chaos for some is ordinary, conflict, war, strife. The very survival for some of us can be considered ordinary. What may be easy for you is chaos and stress for me, and I like peace, but don’t mistake peace for quiet! Where I once lived, the neighbours were constantly at each other’s throats, arguing over things that I would consider insignificant, but they seemed to find some substance to their grievances. Tiny dramas that turned into great big tragedies and the consequences were irreversible! What a waste of time and energy and to think that if they had the chance to perhaps not do it again, they would do it again for it’s all they know. Nobody took the time to tell them there was an alternative, too late now. Whatever your ordinary day may consist of, I suggest you enjoy it as it will not come again. And if you get the chance to break from the ordinary, I suggest you take it, for life is short and very, very precious. We are here for a good time, not a long time.
Enjoy your ordinary day.
Peace my friends.