Make the Ordinary Come Alive

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Make the Ordinary Come Alive

Do not ask your children,

To strive for extraordinary lives.

Such striving may seem admirable,

but it is a way of foolishness.

Help them instead to find the wonder

and the marvel of an ordinary life.

Show them the joy of tasting

tomatoes, apples and pears.

Show them how to cry

when pets and people die.

Show them the infinite pleasure

in the touch of a hand.

And make the ordinary come alive for them.

The extraordinary will take care of itself.

*

Quote from ‘The Parent’s Tao Te Ching” by William Martin

**Inspired by AngelPat who had this on her FB wall.

Today I leave you with this simple post.  No need for external writings from me.

Tell me, what do you think?

Shine On!

xo

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49 thoughts on “Make the Ordinary Come Alive

  1. This is extraordinary. I am writing a post scheduled for April 10 on this very theme, and within the body of the post, I refer to you. When I came here to copy your link to embed in the message, I found a message today that is so appropriate for what I am writing! So now, instead of linking to your home page, I plan to link to this exact post – hope you don’t mind? I got my BEAUTIFUL card from you last night (in held mail that was delivered after we had been away) – the quality of these cards is stunning and makes my photos look prettier! Whenever I dig out from under my hopeless backlog of undone work, I really do hope to start sending them myself! Thanks so much for all you do!

    • Julia, I love how synchronicity works, don’t you? I would be honored to have you link to my post! Thank you! I am so happy you loved your card! Your photos often make me think of notecards and so when it hits me, I just send you a card with your photo! That way you can see how much they mean to the rest of us! Please let me know when you want to start sending. I have a little something for you when you’re ready. xo

  2. How important it is, as parents, to lead with a gentle hand, an open ear and a loving heart. The simple things in life are truly the most beloved! Great post, xo

  3. A beautiful expression of just to simply enjoy life and those extra special moments and those extra special moments will unfold on their own. Thanks for sharing. Peace, love, bliss.

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  5. There is so much joy in simplicity and following our own heart songs. Thank you for your follow and I am so glad I have found your blog… ❤

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