reverb: Ordinary Joy


December 27 – Ordinary Joy

Our most profound joy is often experienced during ordinary moments. What was one of your most joyful ordinary moments this year?  author:  Brene Brown

I have read this prompt twice, I get it, but it feels like an oxymoron. I know during our daily lives, moments arrive that sparkle. I guess I would have to say, it was baking cookies to give to others.We bake Christmas sugar cookies, every year, but this year it went on til the wee hours of the morning. My daughter wanted to give a large tin, to her boyfriend and his family. I had recently found out a friend of mine, is sick. We don't swap gifts, normally, but I wanted to do something for her. I decided to bake her a huge tin, for her n' her family. I became the task master, as I tried to stop my daughter from texting, while we rolled out the dough. It is all about  timing, one cookie sheet goes in the oven, while you are rolling and cutting out the dough for the next one. She was getting all silly; We were tired. My son came out to help us. Big help he was, he stole cookies and ran down the hallway. He was talking in a foreign language, so I started talking in one, made up. We all started laughing so hard, we woke up my husband. My daughter falls into the rug, she is laying down now, laughing so hard.  Don is looking at us like we are all wacked, but he did manage to grab a few cookies, before he retired, again.  I had bought a Christmas cactus, I have never had one, I always buy them for other people. It didn't seem right to keep it, I gave it to my friend with her cookies. My daughter had bought a game, to go with her cookie tin gift. It was an ordinary moment, but we all felt good, making them, sharing memories, while we made  new ones. Next year, I know my daughter will remind me of this moment. Remember when we woke Dad up at midnight, baking cookies and I was rolling on the rug, laughing.

Comments

Sherry Blue Sky said…
I love it. No better moments than the ones that bring us ordinary joy.........must see what I can come up with sparked bythose two words......
Now that sounds like a moment of joy!
curlysusieQ said…
Funny and you created cookies as well as memories. Thanks for stopping by my blog and it was great meeting you in class. All the best in 2011 for you and your family. xxx susan
Thanks for sharing your joyful moments Ellie, they make me smile. :)
♥jenny
Becky Shander said…
Baking cookies to share...oh what fun, especially when you get to do it with family. It sounds like the cookie nibbling while baking added some sweetness, laughter and sillyness.
Hart Johnson said…
Sounds like a beautiful moment of ordinary joy Ellie!--just embracing life with all it's flaws and sweetness. I hope your family had a really wonderful holiday!
Carrie Burtt said…
What a wonderful memory to carry with you through out the up coming year! This is awesome Ella! :-)
Ellen aka Ella said…
Hi Carrie-Hope you made wonderful, merry memories!
Thank you~

Hart-Well said, love that with flaws n' sweetness! I hope you n' yours did, too~

Becky-Yes, being silly and laughter, I think make the cookies taste better. Nibbling helps, too; so we know if ingredients are missing~

Jenny-Thank you,reading your blog always brightens my day! xXx

Susan-I enjoyed being in class with you! Your input was valuable and uplifting! Wishing you 'n yours a Happy New Year, too~

Alex-Thanks,it rarely is dull at my house.

Sherry-I know you can find a great way to express this! Makes one think, maybe we would be happier, if we tried to view ordinary joy in the moment, rather than in hindsight. maybe?!