Author William Martin on the wonders of ordinary life:

“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 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.”

Source: The Parent’s Tao Te Ching​

3-2-1: How to deal with a changing world and the wonders of ordinary life - James Clear