Rabbi Michael Latz opens the service for Adam Rochlin’s Bar mitzvah saying, “that having a Bar Mitzvah is very ordinary. It happens every weekend around the world. And yet this one is extraordinary for Adam and all of us participating in the service.” I had several hours to consider this thought and realized how often those two events happen together.
As a leader we are often presiding over events that appear so ordinary for us and yet those ceremonies can be extraordinary for those being honored by achievement or tradition. How are you at honoring the extraordinary for others’ ordinary achievements?