Thank you everyone for the lovely birthday messages! I had such a wonderful day, made even more special by all of the love. Bucolic run where I met a few new friends, dinner with the family, cupcakes with my boys, and my "gift" to pick out some inspirational new books for O. #ordinarypeoplechangetheworld
I find it's fairly easy to see beauty in the exotic--for example, this tropical passionflower. ( I mean, seriously, check out those details; it's so cool!). The newer it is, the easier it is to view with wonder.
But finding beauty in the "every day drudgery" is a more common struggle. It's really easy to put my brain on autopilot, and see only the same trees, houses, people, and problems pass by day after day. And grow weary of it. .
The best I can do--in spite of my constant quest to become "the expert" at whatever I do-- is to remember: I am a beginner. In the greater context of the world, I am and always will be a beginner, which serves me well to recall when I am feeling jaded or hardened by the same old problems.
There's still a lot of beauty to uncover in life around me, and even though my first inclination would be to zoom in on unique and fascinating plants, I am doing my best to redirect my attention to the people in my life. .
Who knows what kind of passionflowers I will discover right in front of me?
Inspired by J. K. Rowling's story of strength and resilience, we dove into the world of witchcraft and wizardry! Releasing our creative charms, we authored our own monster books. And brandishing handcrafted wands, we got together to cook up the most magical potion of all! #JKRowling#OrdinaryPeopleChangeTheWorld#SummerCamp2017#DotandLine
Need your help! In honor of the upcoming Ordinary People Change The World: I am Gandhi, we’re going to select three schools around the country to get an inspiring wall mural painted and a donation of 200 I Am Gandhi books for their library. If you know of a school and can put us in touch with them, post below or send a message via Facebook. We’re currently looking for schools in New York, Chicago and San Francisco. Thanks for passing this along. #ordinarypeoplechangetheworld#gandhi#iamgandhi#bradmeltzer#donation#books