“Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great.” – Orison Swett Marden
Most of us take every day things for granted and don’t even notice their value until we lose them.
When I was 19, I thought it would be a great idea to play two-on-two tackle football in a parking lot.
I may, or may not, have been a tad tipsy at the time.
Doug was on my team. He weighed about 130 pounds in wet clothes.
Our opponents weighed 200+ pounds each.
Long story, short; I was charged as if by a raging bull.
My body flew into the air like a cannon ball.
And I landed somewhat sideways on my right bent-in-an-unnatural-way leg.
Thankfully, I didn’t break anything.
But I tore some ligaments, and bruised some muscles and my knee swelled up to twice its size.
I wanted nothing more than to be able to run through a field of flowers.
Our bodies are amazing, no?
~ DIANA’S ENORMOUS BOOK OF QUOTES ~
Walking and dancing and running and even brushing my teeth seems so common yet they are extraordinary activities if you really think about it.