I pre-ordered Jen Hatmaker’s latest book, For the Love, back in June. I couldn’t wait for it to arrive in August. Once it did, I eagerly read it from cover to cover. I wasn’t disappointed. Not only does Jen keep you laughing the entire time, she unpacks some difficult subjects including grace, the church, marriage, parenting, and relationships. She states in her introduction that she hopes when you put this book down you breathe a big sign of relief. That’s exactly what happened. After the contented sigh, I immediately started recommending the book to the women in my life. No matter your age, stage, or beliefs, if you are wondering how everyone else seems to “do it all” or what being a Christian really means, or what is this elusive “grace” people throw around, this book is for you.
You know, I used to think I had to do something BIG to change the world…or my life was meaningless, wasted, and insignificant, but you know what?
I was wrong.
I believe that a life well lived is extraordinary. Whether the whole world knows your name or no one knows your name, we all are significant. This significance weaves its way into every one of our lives through the magical, mundane moments of our everyday, making even the simplest of things, extraordinary. The extra hugs you gave your little ones this morning even though you were running late, the misplaced coupon you found in your car that saved you 10%, a quiet date night at home with your love, the note scribbled to a friend and dropped in the mail, the fact that strawberries were on sale, your baby said his first word, your daughter walked down the aisle, your favorite song just came on the radio, the flowers you planted are blooming, the biggest deal of your career just went through, your homemade dinner is delicious, the simple feat of getting up to face another day, another challenge, more joys, more tears, more LIFE….it’s right there, right in those very moments!
Of a life well lived.
What’s your #extraordinaryeveryday moment today? I hope you join me in embracing these moments and in turn, living this life to the fullest, a life well lived.