“The Wonder & Marvel of an Ordinary Life”

Oh dear.

Has it really been three months since I’ve posted anything in this space?  Time flies…and drags…you know what I’m saying?

Anyhow – more on the whirlwind of life SOON!  I intend to take some time to be mindful here very soon.

But for now I thought I would share a few words that spoke to me this week.  I stumbled upon these words while roaming around Instagram – spoke right to my mama heart.


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, The Parents Tao Te Ching


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