Beauty in the Ordinary

This is not about being brilliant, or extraordinary, it's not about wanting to be famous, or making headlines, or trying to impress...this about sharing a 'gift' each day with the lift the spirit of people when they read this blog, to show them the beauty in the ordinary.
"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." Raold Dahl

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Two things today

Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary.
What we need is to love without getting tired.
How does a lamp burn? Through the continuous input of small drops of oil.
...My daughters, what are these drops of oil in our lamps?
They are the small things of daily life:
small words of kindness,
a thought for others,
our way of being silent,
of looking,
of speaking,
and of acting,
These are the true drops of love....
Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.

- Mother Teresa

This morning I found this photo that I had taken at an antique market in Paris, it made me smile.
This morning I found this saying by Mother Teresa, it made my heart sing.



  1. This is beautiful and so a very ironic way. I just finished reading a biography of St. Therese of Lisieux, the patron saint of Mother Teresa. St. Therese was all about the "small things" being the most important of our existence. She and her "little way" were a great inspiration to Mother Teresa. I am going to read St. Therese's autobiography " Story Of A Soul" next, which was such an important part of Mother Teresa's walk in faith. xo J~

  2. God is indeed in the details...the little things...beautifully said V.

  3. Thank you J. and Jessica...
    I am now going to pick up those books too...they seem to be calling me!

  4. This photo and that quote seem made for each other!

  5. Thank you Jacqueline and Victoria - two hands holding a rose!

  6. That is lovely Victoria...hold that thought. You won the apron featured in my Giveaway...I hope it will inspire you to all sorts of new creations!!

    You can send your postage details to me @

    Love the photo too!

    Jeanne :)


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