Now is the time to…

look beyond the earthly to behold the divine

seek out the beauty in the ordinary

dance in the sky

breathe in the clouds

twirl the cosmos between fingertips

And to These. 

intentional time with the Divine

sipping hot things with steam against skin

relishing the sound of voice spoken in deep connection

lighting a candle and meditation to the flickering flame

Everyday celebrations.


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. ― William Martin, The Parent’s Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for Modern Parents

I choose to “make the ordinary come alive” for me. And them.

The choice is always ours…

How will you let beauty be your guide today?