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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Nobody Special

I recently attended a design event. As I approached the venue I saw a room full of well polished people. Nothing can make me feel more like my awkward 12 year old self… just desperate to fit in.

I scanned the crowd and someone caught my eye. She was standing in the corner tightly clutching her purse. I made my way over to her. “What a crowd. Looks like a lot of important people.” I said, a bit cheekily. She responded, “Yeah, I’m not sure why I’m here. I’m nobody special.”

 Pale purple, #radiantorchid, gray...gorgeous! #RadiantOrchid I might have just found my next painting inspiration.:

After a moment I responded.

“Oh good! Can I hang out with you all night? Because I am simply ordinary.”

Then I smiled.

An amazing thing then happened.

She smiled back.

We all know Nobody Special.

Simply Ordinary shows up often.

There are days that each one of us may feel like the overlooked, half wilted bouquet at the grocery store.


But here is what I know deep in my soul.

Moses. Gideon. Sarah. David. Mary.

These are just a few of the ordinary people God used to do extraordinary things.

So the next time you feel like “Nobody Special” or like the bloom is off the rose remember this:

Amazing beauty can be created from simple petals.

How wonderful would it be to sit here? Ahhh Springtime:

May you be a beautiful blossom for someone today.


"Arise, shine; for your light has come, And the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.” ~ Isaiah 60:2


Manu said...

Laura thanks for this beauiful post!
Have a nice Sunday

Christine said...

Timely post!

Laura said...

This is a beautiful message Laura from a very special beautiful lady.
Have a wonderful day :)

Simply LKJ said...

Beautiful message Laura! To me today, you were that "somebody special". Have a blessed Sunday.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Since I have had the pleasure of knowing you personally and spending time with you as my friend, I know that you are anything but ordinary. Your are such an amazing person and you always make everyone and everything special. This is such a beautiful post, and shows your heart.

Stacey said...

Nope, you are not are special. Thank you for reminding us of the truth today. :)

Sandi said...

"Nobody special" --- heartbreaking.

Celestina Marie said...

Beautiful post!! You are truly special and beautiful inside and out. Have a blessed day. xo

The Boston Lady said...

What a beautiful post. Love, your ordinary SIL

Lisa said...

Lovely post Laura! I think we have all had a bite out of that apple but thank you for articulating it so beautifully.;-)

deborah said...

Beautiful, Laura!

I believe that often even underneath the polished look, many of us really feel like we don't belong or quite fit.

Mountain Mama said...

Absolutely beautiful post, Laura! Just what I need today!!

Kiki Nakita said...

Raises hand.

I've accepted that I'm quirky. Somehow it leaves people more inquisitive, than when I tried to "fit in".


Julie Reinwald said...

I love this, Laura. It is a good reminder for all of us, and especially those of us in blog land who are striving to be "somebody". Thank you :) said...

Beautiful Laura. One of our church's mottos is "Using Ordinary people to do extraordinary things".

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a wonderful post, Laura! Thanks so much for your visits and kind words!

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Beautiful post! Love the verse you shared! :) ~Rhonda

Gypsy Heart said...

Are you sure that girl wasn't me? :) I think we've all felt this way at some point in our lives. Thank you for sharing!


Jeanie said...

What a fabulous post this is -- and what a great reminder. I tend to be the shy person in the crowd when I'm not "working the room" and more than once I wish someone like you had come up to me! I applaud this post not only for your beautiful words and reminder to reach out but for the very fact that you did.

Fox and Finch Antiques said...

Lovely and inspiring, Laura, and something that is important to be reminded of in our times.

Leslie Anne Tarabella said...

Very wise and beautiful words.

Janet Garon said...

Beautiful post that we can all relate to at one time or another!

Auntie Em said...

You are anything but Simply Ordinary and I am sure the other lady was Very Special too. The ones who are not preening their feathers and blowing their own trumpet are the ones who have the most beautiful things to say and have the loveliest way to say it.
We need to be examples for our daughters and their daughters as well to never think you are not special enough to be included. Go and stand with that lady against the wall, not to try and blend in with the wall beside her but to hear what she has to say. :)

You are definitely a person who has something amazing to say every time I stop by your blog! Thank you for shairng :)

Pondside said...

This is a lovely post - touched my heart and reminded me that there are lots of people who see beauty in a world that sometimes seems to focus on a lot of dross.