Make the Ordinary Come Alive

I so believe this……..

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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.


Quote from ‘The Parent’s Tao Te Ching” by William Martin

**Inspired by AngelPat who had this on her FB wall.

Today I leave you with this simple post.  No need for external writings from me.

Tell me, what do you think?

Shine On!


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Published in: on March 25, 2014 at 3:35 pm  Comments (10)  

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  1. ♥♥♥ Thanks for reblogging! ♥♥♥

  2. Oh Thank goodness. I am only capable of ordinary.
    Seriously, this is Worth Reblogging! Thanks to you both!

  3. . . . . you crazy diamond . 🙂

  4. i discovered your blog about three months ago and enjoy your writing very much. I am an avid reader (and a retired school librarian) who shares your first name. Have a good evening, LouAnn!

    • I collect people who have my name (and your name) and am glad to welcome you–and glad you like my blog–seems we do not just share a name but a hobby–I call my hobby “extreme reading”

  5. Beautiful thoughts to make a child free and spontaneous. Thanks.

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