Statements That Define Me | IV

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what I believe.About whether or not I actually believe the things that I say I do. Or whether I just say I believe it because I’ve been told that I should.

So, even though it feels unproductive, I’m spending today thinking about why. Forgetting about everything I’ve been told and everything I’ve thought to be true in the past, and truly asking myself why I do this. Not why I think I should. But why I actually do. What I truly believe.

“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

I believe this.