a normal day! holding it in my hand this one moment, i have come to see it as more than an ordinary rock. it is a gem, a jewel...normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. let me learn from you, love you, savor you, bless you before you depart. let me not pass you by in a quest for some rare and perfect tomorrow. let me hold you while i may, for it will not always be so. one day i shall...want more than all the world your return. and then i will know what i now am guessing: that you are, indeed, a common rock, and not a jewel, but that a common rock made of the very mass substance of the earth in all its strength and plenty puts a gem to shame.
-mary jean irion
Whenever we go on walks, our 2 year old loves to gather rocks and put them in her pockets to bring home. She loves the pink ones, white ones, gray ones, striped ones, speckled ones, and even the rock colored rock ones:) When i read this quote i thought of her and her finding joy in each rock no matter how ordinary.