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Ordinary are!

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We got this mug for my husband for Father's Day, but I like to steal it.

I like to steal it to remind myself that I don't have to be some BIG HERO, and do all these BIG ridiculous things. I have dreams and I definitely pursue them, I think everyone should, but sometimes its the small everyday things that remind me I am a hero to someone.

The daily grace filled tasks that aren't seen or even sometimes acknowledged. The ones that can feel meaningless in the trenches of the day.

I need to remind myself to live in the present. That the small things MATTER so much. The daily heroic things, that no one deems heroic, but in the grand scheme of things are, maybe even more so then the big audacious things everyone sees. ⁠

❤️The daily piles and piles of laundry that are cleaned and folded.⁠
❤️The smile and extra cuddles I give to my kids when

❤️I am exhausted or they have disappointed me. ⁠
❤️The extra grace I give my spouse when I want to say, "I told you so."⁠
❤️The workout I get accomplished when all I want to do is sit on the couch and watch Netflix. ⁠

❤️The text sent to a friend who was struggling. ⁠
❤️The "how can I help?" question, to a struggling friend.⁠
❤️The dinner made for my family when I am tired. ⁠
❤️The tickles of my kids back at night⁠

No matter how insignificant those small daily things seem, know that you are an EVERYDAY HERO to your family, friends, strangers.

So if you are feeling an ounce of insignificance today or feeling like your purpose is small, I cheers you EVERYDAY HERO, because you certainly are one!⁠