How to celebrate Life in the ordinary!

Welcome my friend! Today we are having a Devonshire Tea with a variety of teas to choose or coffee if you prefer.

I have freshly baked Scones, Strawberry Conserve & have dollop Cream for us.

For today is a celebration!

A celebration of Life!

Do you celebrate your life my friend?

Life in all its wondrous complexities with it’s joys, it’s challenges & yes even it’s sad times.

For that is life, isn’t it?

Recently, I have been attempting to celebrate life in the ordinary everyday things.

Really seeing them through a differing perspective & appreciating them anew.

For there are rich blessings in the everyday things in life that are quite extraordinary.

Things like…

Celebrating the joy in having a husband who is such a loving companion in this season of life.

Really appreciating the little things he does each day so that we can live the life we live.

And so that you & I can meet here in this space each week.

Simple things like washing the dishes, as I do the cooking, because we don’t have a dishwasher.

Keeping the garden well manicured & flourishing.

Doing the maintenance on our house, which seems never-ending.

Appreciating the little things like checking the oil, tyre pressure & water in my car before I drive any distance.

Celebrating precious time with him walking hand in hand along the waterfront.

Listening to the birds singing, the waves lapping & feeling the sea breeze upon our faces.

Or sitting having meals together, discussing the day’s or world events.

Celebrating our communication by giving him my full attention when he has something to say.

Making sure I stop what I’m doing & look into my husband’s eyes, letting him know that what he has to say is important to me & really listening to him.


Because too often we become absorbed in our projects, concerns & thoughts instead of appreciating the really important things in life!

Our Spouse & loved ones!

And dare I say, sadly taking them for granted.

This should never be!

We need to appreciate & enjoy the time that is given to us.

As the world mourns the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, my thoughts have turned to appreciating the time that hubby & I have together anew.


Because the fact is none of us know when our time will end on this Earth & it can come all of a sudden.

And in eternal life although we will meet again, we will not be married.

As Jesus told us;

“For in the resurrection neither do men marry nor are women given in marriage, but they are like angels in heaven [who do not marry nor produce children].”

Matthew 22: 30 Refer II

Do you take your spouse & loved ones for granted my friend?

Maybe it’s time to appreciate them anew & see the extraordinary in the ordinary everyday things in life.

Until next time,


You’re most welcome to join me in The Reading Nook


in Prayer

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  1. I am so in agreement with you, Jennifer. I cherish moments more than ever before. I heard an author say that as we age, we value more the things at the top of Maslow’s hierarchy pyramid than those basic needs at the bottom. We value the things that sustain us beyond food, water, etc. No question I think he is right as my husband turned 80 in June and I have a 79th birthday in October.

    Have a blessed weekend💕

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  2. This is so beautiful Jennifer, and such a great reminder! As you said, it’s so important to take the time to look for and appreciate the “extraordinary in the ordinary.” We had one of those moments yesterday as we were out riding our bikes. We saw a groundhog enjoying his breakfast right beside the trail and he never even stopped eating. A few minutes later we saw a beautiful deer standing just to the side of the trail. He just stood there and watched us as we rode by. I always feel these close encounters with wildlife are God saying hello because He knows how much I love those moments.😊 Blessings to you sweet friend! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you Terri! What a beautiful ride you both had! I love those moments too, very precious indeed.
      I saw a mob of Eastern Grey Kangaroos the other day relaxing in a field with some Joey’s. Absolutely precious ☺️
      Blessings to you sweet friend ❤️

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  3. Love this post Jennifer. And it was quite timely for me. I have been quite intentional with thanking God for his blessings which include the loved ones in my life and not taking them for granted. Just had something going on recently that had me getting a bit annoyed and I had to intentionally remind myself not to focus on some trivial thing and let that blur all the goodness.

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  4. Jennifer, what a sweet post. I pray to not take the little and ordinary things for granted. Even when we look at the life of Jesus, we see how He ministered to ordinary people in the middle of their daily lives.

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  5. Yes! I greatly appreciate my spouse, and I’m working on letting him know more often! He fixes and maintains our vehicles, can fix just about anything that goes wrong in a house, and has a high-pressure job he executes with wisdom.

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  6. The scones look delicious, Jennifer! Thank you for the gentle reminder to treasure our greatest treasures every day for we are never promised tomorrow.

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  7. What delightful goodies with our cuppa today. Yum. I didn’t always celebrate life in the ordinary but I try to now. I’m amused by the little things, and many times the little things fill me with joy. I try to be observant during my day so that I can thank and praise God in the ordinary everyday.
    Thank you bunches for sharing this with Sweet Tea & Friends this month sweet friend.

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    1. I love your following words Paula;
      ‘and many times the little things fill me with joy.’
      Yes it’s the little things we often took for granted that give such joy now. Bless you sweet friend ❤️


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