Make The Ordinary Come Alive


I read a poem the other day that got all my emotions flowing. Memories of days at my grandparents house came flooding into my soul. I could make a never ending list of ordinary joys I experienced with them every single day. I have the most vivid memories of them living intentionally with gratitude & joy. They're both in Heaven now, but the way of love they taught me, still overflows from my heart. If I can give Magnolia just a fraction of the love they gave me then I know I'm doing good. This poem has a rich lesson. 


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.

By William Martin

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