Life is beautiful . . .
. . . when you see butterflies dancing across a colourful quilt
. . . in that moment when you finish a task and are pleased with your work
. . . when a project comes together the way it should, and it was easier than you'd hoped!
. . . when you return to a work in progress and realize how close it is to being done
|String pieced pillow cover, waiting to be quilted|
. . . when your tomato plants produce a bumper crop, and you get the fruit before the frost gets them
|Fresh off the vine!|
. . . when an invitation to come over and make salsa arrives at the perfect moment
|Pickled onions, peach habanero hot sauce, and green tomato salsa - yummm!|
. . . when the doughnuts are so good they start to disappear before you finish making them!
|My husband took his "quality control" duties seriously!|
. . . when the opportunity to mentor a new quilter arises, and you say yes!
|Latifah, getting to know her Singer|
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, The Parent's Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for Modern Parents
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