“Do not ask your children 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 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