Are you chasing after the Extraordinary?

By Jennifer Griffiths | October 28, 2013

“We’re all chasing the extraordinary but it is the ordinary that really counts”
Dr Brené Brown

Here ‘s a powerful few minutes from Oprah’s Soul Sunday – with Brené Brown, author of Daring Greatly.
Brene Brown says that joy is the most terrifying emotion because we are scared this moment will be taken away from us if we’re too joyful.”
Joyful people practice gratitude in this moment.

“Cultivating gratitude and joy is the way home”
Says Oprah Winfrey,
“…..but you have to work at it.”

So how do we work on it?

Gratitude is seeing and consciously appreciating the little things
taking time to see and admire nature.
sunrise, sunset, autumn colors…
watching the flames of an ordinary/extraordinary fire
Here’s a pic of a bushveld fire I had the pleasure of enjoying recently.
One forgets how good these little moments are for one’s soul.

Or just appreciating the things we already have that we take for granted.
Our health, our family doing things around us, friendship…even everyday technology ….
Simply seeing that the ordinary that is really the extraordinary.
Here are some leaves from the parking lot of my local supermarket.
ordinary extraordinary
But what has this
to do with happiness and vulnerability? More about this vital connection here.

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