Monday, December 29, 2014

pay attention and your life will be rich...

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.

– William Martin


Anonymous said...

I just love this quote, it is perfect.
Thank you for sharing all the things you find and do.

Anonymous said...

Well said. Happy New Year my year. (pon)

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