Ordinary Goodness: Pinterest, Age and Ordinary Time


Someone I know had a pinterest page and I decided to make one myself because she had one.  Not exactly the best reason to do anything, and truthfully, I don’t see what the fuss is about. However, I discovered that the pinning does say some things about me.

  • I admire skillfully hand made instruments from fine woods.
  • I LOVE primary colors. Especially those found in nature.
  • My taste in architecture is odd, eclectic and modern.
  • God’s creation is still more lovely than anything humans can make.


I checked to see how old I am.  I do this sometimes because I forget.  It isn’t like I count birthdays the way I did as a child.  I’m just not that into birthdays anymore.  Anyway, I’m only two years away from being 50 and THAT is so surreal.  I don’t FEEL older most of the time.  True, my body does complain more, and I do note old injuries more often than I did in my 20’s, but my enthusiasm for life is the same and my enjoyment of it is almost the same.  Had to say “almost” because I think I actually enjoy what is good in my life more than I did when I was younger.  More mileage for comparison I suspect.  A few good disasters make the uneventful portions of life more interesting!

Ordinary Time

Over at Fr. Z’s blog he has a wonderful post about Ordinary Time.  I wanted to write something about Ordinary Time but Fr. Z said it all so well.  Go over to WDTPRS and enjoy!

Oh, and while you are there, take a look at his post about Lasagna mmmmmmmmm!

Ordinary Goodness

Ordinary Goodness, like Ordinary Time, is about mundane things that often go unnoticed but which are part of what is good in life.  It isn’t earth-shattering and may not seem very important but it is still good.  That is why I decided to add a category to the blog titled Ordinary Goodness.  I like ordinary goodness a whole lot!    It is also important to remember that most of us have vocations that are made up of lots and lots of ordinary stuff.  Ordinary Goodness is part of that mass of very ordinary stuff that makes up life.

Clean dishes are ordinary goodness.  Same with a well snuggled baby who is sleeping contentedly.  Coffee with a friend is ordinary goodness.  Dinner with family, watching a movie with my spouse, reading a book are all ordinary goodness.  Sewing, playing a musical instrument, singing a good old hymn of praise are all ordinary goodness. Ordinary Goodness just seems like the right topic for Ordinary Time and dovetails nicely with my focus on vocation.

God bless everybody who seeks to live their vocation.


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