“Sometimes the most ordinary things could be made extraordinary, simply by doing them with the right people.”

Elizabeth Green

Imagine having a sandwich. Just an ordinary sandwich—bread, turkey, cheese, maybe a dollop of mustard. Alone, it’s a quick lunch, nothing special.

Now imagine having that same sandwich on a picnic blanket, surrounded by your best friends, laughing and joking under the warm summer sun. Same sandwich, but suddenly it’s not just lunch—it’s an unforgettable memory.

It’s the people that make the difference. We are the secret ingredients, the extra spice that turns the ordinary into the extraordinary.

That ordinary sandwich? It’s now a slice of joy, a bite of friendship, a taste of the best times in life. It’s the same with any ordinary thing—a simple walk in the park, a regular night in, a usual cup of coffee.

Put the right people into the mix, and you’ll find yourself not just doing these things, but living them, savoring them. They become more than just activities; they transform into experiences, memories, and moments that stick with you long after they’re over.

So, don’t just look for the extraordinary. Sometimes, all you need are the right people to make the ordinary shine.

Stephen Boudreau serves as VP of Brand & Community at Virtuous Software. For over two decades, he has helped nonprofits leverage the digital space to grow their impact. To that end, Stephen co-founded RaiseDonors, a platform that provides nonprofits with technology and experiences that remove barriers to successful online fundraising. He is an avid (but aging) soccer player, audiobook enthusiast, and the heavily-disputed UNO champion of his household.

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