I belong to a photo guild on Facebook.  Every few weeks, there is a new photo challenge.  The current challenge is “ordinary”.  As I read the description yesterday, I felt compelled to focus on ordinary objects of my everyday life.

This is “Part One” of Ordinary. Ordinary may be a recurring theme here.

Taken from our photo guild page:

Our current photo tag is challenging us to see and share the ordinary things and situations in our lives. How can we find beauty in the everyday. What story does an ordinary object tell?


Whoever invented the light bulb is a Genius! 😀
Sometimes school is ordinary but science is cool!
Rocks and sticks that we have collected during our travels
A heart-shaped leaf in our driveway

Do not ask your children
to strive for extraordinary lives…
Help them instead to find the wonder
and the marvel of an ordinary life.
Show them the joy of tasting
tomatoes, apples and pears.
Show them how to cry
when pets and people die.
Show them the infinite pleasure
in the touch of a hand.
And make the ordinary come alive for them.
The extraordinary will take care of itself.
― William Martin, The Parent’s Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for Modern Parents

Looking at Ordinary with a thankful heart.

If you would like to share your version of “Thankful Thursday” (photos or text or both) today or in the future, you can link your post to my post on Thursdays in the comments section with the title “Thankful Thursday”.