happy child

This is wonderful advice for parents. In this day and age of striving and achieving, showing our children how to live life fully.
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Dr Bill Wooten

“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 Parent’s Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for Modern Parents.


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8 comments on “* Make the Ordinary Come Alive

  1. Sometimes “good enough” is good enough. We don’t have to be superstars to have a superb life.


  2. Wonderful advice!


  3. Brilliant advice. Keeping our lives simple is the best way to live life to the full – sometimes we forget that. Taking pleasure in the little things can make our lives extra-ordinary.


  4. Excellent! Sometimes I believe it’s the children who teach us how to enjoy the simple things.


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