Sometimes we miss out on the bursts of joy because we’re too busy chasing down the extraordinary moments. – Brene Brown
The very word ‘extraordinary’ strikes me as a word that can cause more pain than good because it is rooted in comparison.
If one thing or moment is extraordinary that makes everything else ‘ordinary’ – and somehow ‘less than’ or not important or special. Much like the word ‘normal’ — anything that is not the ‘norm’ is considered deficient and wrong, as in ‘abnormal’.
Perhaps we would experience joy more often if, instead of constantly comparing and searching for something more, we allow ourselves to experience objects, events, and others in the glory of uniqueness