Friday, July 3, 2009

ordinary Independence


Today you will wake up in an ordinary bed, in an ordinary home to the smell of ordinary coffee. Your ordinary dog will probably have chewed on the ordinary paper, unless you have an ordinary cat instead, who is warming in the ordinary sunshine coming through a rather ordinary window. You will eat an ordinary breakfast, and ordinary lunch, preceding an ordinary nap.

If you have ordinary kids, call Guinness Book, because I have never met one. But they are probably going to ride their ordinary bike, or ordinary skateboard or play some ordinary Wii while you prepare an ordinary barbecue and ordinary sides before your ordinary family comes over, unless they ordinarily won't. You will have an ordinary day, with ordinary watermelon seeds spitting out your ordinary mouth, before ordinary fireworks explode across the ordinary skyline.

At the end of your ordinary day you will lay in your ordinary bed with your ordinary husband, or ordinary wife, your ordinary lover, and do what ordinarily you would do, then get some ordinary sleep on ordinary pillows and have ordinary dreams...bought with the lives of some ordinary people who did some extraordinary things to give us that freedom.

Happy Independence Day!

34 comments:

Daniel said...

Have a good one. Celebrate, laugh, love, eat, nap, breathe, ..., and remember.

otin said...

It is amazing what some people did so that we could be free! Have a good 4th!

BeautifulWreck said...

Happy fourth! Awesome post.

Wings said...

Great reminder. :)

Happy 4th to you and your's, Brian!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

What a wonderful way of putting it. Happy July 4th!

Pastor Sharon said...

Great post. Have a wonderful holiday. That was very well written.

Michael Rawluk said...

Have a great Independence Day.

Lover of Life/ Nancy said...

I ordinarily agree.

Have a great 4th!

Liza said...

Thanks for that. My extraordinary husband will appreciate this. check out my 4th post. hope you don't mind.

Megan said...

Happy 4th, Brian and family!

lettuce said...

happy ordinary extraordinary weekend

Lorraine said...

I'm almost speechless Brian.This is one of the best write-up about USA Independence I have ever read. You are extraordinary! Happy Independence day!

Mrsupole said...

That was an extraordinary post and I know, cause I am one of those extraordinary people who served, so we could all have an ordinary life of freedom. Hail to our military!! May God keep them safe.
They are all extraordinary.

Happy 4th of July to you and your family. Stay safe, have fun.

God bless.

Brian Miller said...

@daniel - you as well. hope you enjoy it with your little one.

@otin - yes, indeed. good 4th to you.

@beautiful - back at you! smiles.

@wings - happy 4th!

@jen - smiles. happy 4th!

@pastor sharon - thanks happy 4th!

@michael - enjoy it! i am sure you will take some amazing pics!

@lol - an ordinary smile back at you. happy 4th!

@liza - any time. thoughts of you hubby and all the soldiers out there today. thanks for being a military wife and keeping the homefront safe so he can keep ours...

@megan - back at you!

@lettuce - you as well!

@mrsu - don't think i knew that before today, did i? thank you for your service! hope you have a great day!

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Do visit my blog too when time permits...

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Matt Kuchera said...

ordinary guy working in direct support of those freedoms on this important day...but i don't mind, it comes with the ink i signed on that piece of paper...great post brian

Mrsupole said...

Hi Brian,

Yes, I and Hubby were in during the Vietnam war. So we are war vets. And I am only one of nine women to have ever held a combat MOS. Even today women are not allowed to hold one. They are put in dangerous situations but they cannot hold that spot. Someone made a mistake and we got put through. So we are the only ones and it was during a war too. See, I is a historical person. Go ahead try to find the other 8 women. I am a rare find. Haha. But yes it is true. It is sad but women are still not equal. And I was one of the first women to ever work at McDonald's. Yes, I am oh so historical and when I graduated high school, I won the highest state scholarship offered. Which means I beat out every other teenager in the state of California during that year. I was in the Who's Who In American High Schools. And look at me now. Have turned into a blogging maniac. Best thing I have ever done.

Happy 4th of July, stay away from the ants.

God bless.

Valerie said...

Happy Independence Day, Brian.
You said it all in this post but it was anything but ordinary.

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lakeviewer said...

Nothing ordinary about this postcard! ENJOY!

Madame DeFarge said...

Have a great weekend, although as a Brit, I can bemoan the loss of a colony :). And ordinary lives like that are to what many aspire. They are good lives.

Marianne Arkins said...

Jen sent me over here ... great post.

Rose Marie Raccioppi said...

YES, indeed it was and is the "Spirit of 76," that prevails and allows us to celebrate the gift of "an ordinary" day" - so appreciate your post!

Do visit... "The Spirit of '76 awaits...Happy 4th!

Rose Marie Raccioppi said...

Thanks for stopping by - an exchange visit is always a treasure!

Rain said...

Great Brian!!! A good friend said today that freedom is not free. Happy 4th of July to you!!

Delek said...

Thank you!

Baino said...

Happy Independence day it sounds quite extraordinary.

Rinkly Rimes said...

We shared a spot on Valerie's blog today. We only appreciate the ordinary when things become extraordinarily bad!

Abe Lincoln said...

An ordinary howdy.

Nan Keltie said...

Hey, Brian ... thank you for a great reminder that those things we take for granted came with a precious price tag. I applaud your post and thank you for it.

david mcmahon said...

Congratulations on your elevation to royalty!

Candie Bracci said...

Hope you had a nice weekend!