Days of Being: October 18 (Dawn Curtis)

She sat in the bed of comfort wrapped in the white linens. Alarm clocks beeped throughout her home. The aroma of coffee hung in the air. The dog nuzzled tightly in the curve of her legs. Her sleepy-eyed daughter entered her room with a warm embrace, in need of encouragement and affirmation. Another day began to unfold. What will it bring? 

This entry is inspired by an ordinary moment from one of Dawn Curtis’s October 18s. Dawn creates, designs, and brands for work and other life-giving opportunities. As she sips her black coffee and listens to your story, the next thing you know she will be showing you a design for your life or dream like you have never seen before. On any given day you will find her sitting on her screened porch on the sofa, mini-doodle sitting on her lap, tapping away on her laptop. She dreams dreams for other people through her design work and helps them see a bigger God throughout the process. She lives in Birmingham, AL with her husband Bill and two little red headed girls.

Your Turn:
What did you notice when you woke up this morning?

Also, take a few minutes to record an ordinary moment from today because our ordinary moments matter. I’d love for you to share your ordinary moment in the comments below. Or you can send me a few sentences about one of your ordinary moments and I’ll write a Days of Being entry to post online. If you’d like to participate, email me at

Days of Being is a micro-story project exploring memories and moments from every day of the year. Multiple years from my life and others’ lives are represented within the project celebrating what Madeleine L’Engle once said: “I am still every age that I have been.”