"What happens is not as important as how you react to what happens." -- Thaddeus Golas
How do you remember not to sweat the small stuff? Keep Perspective!
I know, it's easier said than done. It's simply impossible to see the larger landscape when we're down in the swamps. And every parent finds him or herself in the swamp sometimes.
But if we can just step back, we realize that things are actually hopeful. Start with the fact that you have this child, while there are people all over the world yearning for a child -- or, worse yet, for one they've lost. Notice how you've been transformed into a more loving, patient, responsible, joyful person just by being your child’s parent. Then consider the sheer joy and aliveness your child brings into your life. READ POST