Uneventful days. They aren't our favorites. Put a long string of uneventful days together, and we start longing for something big to happen… a huge shift in the weather, a grand celebration, the closing of one chapter and the beginning of a new one. We need excitement.
On the other hand, too many days crowded with non-stop activity, fun or frantic, and we're ready to go right back to the mundane for awhile.
I'm a fan of uneventful days. And this isn't the first time I've encouraged others to cherish them as well.
A terrorist attack at a marathon. A tragic boating accident among young friends. A flu diagnosis turned fatal. A late night explosion. These are the moments that always find me offering up a prayer of thanksgiving for common, nothing out of the ordinary, calm days.
Sometimes I have wishes you for you, my readers. I suppose today my wish is that you'll just go along in a normal day doing regular things with the same old people. I hope you'll be safe and sound, ready to rest your head on a comfortable pillow tonight, with nothing new to worry about. Yes, I wish you an uneventful day.
Sandy keeps an online journal at her website www.field-days.com. E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.