I don't know how to pluck a chicken.
I've never raised something furry or feathery and then eaten it for food.
I'm not a huge fan of garden time.
I don't grow things organically and mulch with my own compost.
I love to exercise, but can also take a day or two off.
I never liked that. Always hated being middle of the road, average, status quo.
It always felt too little, not unique, boring.
Greatness is what is important. People who are small are cute, those that are larger than life, applauded.
So, what do we do with ordinary?
Getting older brings many things into perspective. It has the power to change your ideals and your desires. You go from wanting to stay out all night to crawling in bed right after the sun does.
You learn to find that special place. That place where you accept who you are, whose you are and find the joy in a quiet cup of coffee or cuddling on the couch with your children.
You find that ordinary is extraordinary.
I love that part of life. I love where we are now. We don't run crazy all the time. We have time to smell the roses, plant the seeds, reap the rewards.
It is a happy place. A place of contentment. Not striving too hard or hanging on to what was. Just being.
Present mindfulness to this day, this hour, this minute.
I still run like crazy in my mind some days. Planning school schedules, play dates, courses and sports. I don't always sit and read the stories with my children, but I'm learning that there is a place that is just right.
That place for me is Happy Medium.
It's an awesome place. A place where I'm not measured against anyone's scorecard except God's. The one that says it is ok to spend all day with my kids playing, reading, laughing and not wondering if my next venture will be the great one.
I'm not perfect yet. I never will be until I reach heaven, but I can be grateful, fully present, holy and loved. I pray to accept medium when that is my result. To be proud of the efforts, the fails and the get back ups.
We only get one chance, ya'll. One chance. Those things we pass by in our haste to make something bigger, greater, more, they'll be gone.
So, I'm celebrating medium. In my size, my life and my goals. Because sometimes, medium is so hugely great that there could be nothing better.
"I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me." Philippians 4:12-13