With the New Year starting I want to wish everyone the best as well as share one of the most valuable sayings I read in all of 2015.  Here’s to a year of savoring and enjoying the simple pleasures…

melzetta2bkid_Nicaragua5Do not ask your children (and each other)

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