Overcoming our bent towards blindness in the wonders of the ordinary

frodo and sam“I shall not fall into the falsehood that this day, or any day, is merely another ambiguous and plodding twenty four hours, but rather a unique event filled, if I so wish, with worthy potentialities. I shall not be fool enough to suppose that trouble and pain are wholly evil parentheses in my existence but just as likely ladders to be climbed toward moral and spiritual manhood.”

From Clyde Kilby’s eleven resolutions

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