Last month I came across two separate reminders to pay attention to the "ordinary" days that seem to fly by more quickly than ever.
Here's author Rudy Rucker from a recent interview talking about the paintings of Bruegel:
... his pictures evoke a sense of the divine nature of the physical world. Everything is alive. We're in paradise, if only we pay attention.
And from an NPR radio interview, Alexander Payne, director of the movie The Descendants:
... life is .. a collection of extraordinary, ordinary moments. We just need to pay attention to them all -- wake up and pay attention to how beautiful it all is.