Wednesday, July 27, 2016

We are Blessed!

 Cleaning some of my teapots yesterday I found this teapot on my shelf.
It reminded me of the bounty of summer time and our very own plum tree in the garden.
 We are blessed with what comes from the gardens in summer.

“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

Yes, the "extraordinary" does come alive.

Please don't forget the give-away on the previous post.
I would love to share a tea book or two with you.


Beatrice Euphemie said...

What a wonderful quote! Yes, the ordinary pleasures of life are the best things in life! Italian plums are my favorite :) xx K

Lorrie said...

That is a really wonderful quote, Marilyn. Thanks for sharing. Yes, we must learn to appreciate the ordinary things in life.

Laura M said...

Wonderful quote! Yay, plums!

Jeanie said...

That's a wonderful teapot Marilyn. I don't think I've ever seen one in terra cotta. Lovely!