Monday, April 28, 2014

Ordinary is extraordinary.

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.

                                                     ~ William Martin. 


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Thought for the day.

                                                                                                       Jo xx

Friday, April 04, 2014

Tuesday, April 01, 2014


People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centred. 
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful,you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies.
Succeed anyway. 

If you are honest and sincere, people may deceive you.
Be honest and sincere anyway.

What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.
Create anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, will often be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have and it will never be enough.
Give your best anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway. 

 ~ This version is credited to Mother Teresa of Calcutta. 
Some say these words were written on the wall in 
Mother Teresa's home for children in Calcutta. 

I have loved this poem for many years. Such a challenge yet so simple. Such inspiring words to live by. 

                                                                                           Jo xx