This is a mindset, a way of life, that is worth learning for any adult, too. I subscribe to this philosophy, as can be hinted in my personal manifesto particularly about finding meaning in the mundane.
We are constantly surrounded by varying definitions of success, most of which are manifested by material wealth. Our social media are flooded by images and thoughts of picture-perfect lives, and it is easy to fall into a similar dream. Likewise, we are inclined to project our dreams, and frustrations, to our offsprings, hoping that they are the realization of the daydreams of our youth.
But the real gift we can give our children, and ourselves, is the attitude of living a genuine life. And it all comes down to being able to appreciate the most ordinary moments of our day-to-day. Because our real life is monopolized by a series of moments of mundaneness. Raw, unfiltered, unedited moments that may not measure up to the glossy, Share-worthy images in our virtual life.
The extraordinary reveals itself when we live according to our authentic self. The authentic self will seek the true life purpose, eventually leading us to the greatness that we are born for.
Have a genuinely ordinary week!