Thursday, March 06, 2014

Extraordinary Lives

I found this on the knitting forum I follow and thought it would bear repeating here:

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.

By William Martin | Illustration by Hasebe Yutaka
Bumper sticker for the day:  "Live so your memories will be part of your happiness."

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