A little thought as we start this year in Australia with the worst fires in history. As our leader fixates on the needs of the economy, not of the land and people, let us start concentrating on what is important and watch the ripple effect of a simpler life…
Do not ask your children― William Martin, The Parent’s Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for Modern Parents
to strive for extraordinary lives.
Such striving may seem admirable,
but it is the 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.”