May 21, 2014

"Do not ask your children to strive for extraordinary lives"

Do not ask your children to strive for extraordinary lives.
Such striving may seem admirable, but it is the 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 via Mme Scherzo

Posted by Jill Fallon at May 21, 2014 1:01 PM | Permalink