Thursday, March 20, 2014

Make the Ordinary Come Alive - Inspiration Thursday

Make the Ordinary Come Alive by William Martin

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.
Happy first day of Spring everyone.  (Or for my readers from the southern hemisphere:  Happy first day of autumn.)

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