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Thought of the Day - 11/28/09

Just living is not enough . . . one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
~~ Hans Christian Anderson ~~

Thought of the Day - 11/27/09

If you want your dreams to come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.
~~ Debbie Tenzer, friend of mine ~~

Counting My Blessings

This holiday season, remember the things that matter most. Here are 20 things to inspire gratitude.

I'm thankful for...

  • Sticky kisses.
  • Our nation of abundance.
  • Chocolate.
  • Reruns of my favorite shows.
  • Loveys.
  • Your child's many talents.
  • Naps.
  • The babysitter who is willing to come over a second time.
  • The prepared food counter at the supermarket.
  • Baby wipes. What would we do without them?
  • The Internet. When it's 3 AM and the baby is coughing, you can quietly look up croup, and have a chat with another mom who's hovering over a sick baby.
  • Videotapes or DVDs. Sometimes that 30 minutes of respite is all that stands between you and total insanity.
  • Photo albums.
  • Antibiotics. Imagine having to worry that every disease might turn into something life-threatening.
  • Vacuum cleaners. It's nice to know you can clean the cookie crumbs and pet hair if you really wanted to.
  • A king-size bed and snuggling.
  • Smile, especially when your child knows he did something wrong.
  • Friends who understand everything without a single word said.
  • Family.
  • The sublime disorder of a home full of children and laughter and love.

Remember to count your blessing and be thankful for what you do have.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thought of the Day - 11/26/09

Love is just a word . . . until you find the one to give it definition.

Thought of the Day - 11/25/09

You have the courage to reexamine your beliefs, so use it.

Thought of the Day - 11/24/09

The Parents Affirmation of Imperfection

It is perfectly okay for me to be imperfect. This means that it's okay that I have already made a lot of mistakes as a parent and that it's okay that I will make other mistakes in the future. What's not okay is for me to pretend that I am perfect and to thereby hide my mistakes from myself. Instead, I will catch my mistakes with a smile rather than a kick and learn what they have to teach me. That way, I won't make the mistakes too often, and I'll become a better parent. But, I'll never be a perfect parent and that's okay, because my goal is excellence, not perfection.

Thought of the Day - 11/23/09

A happy childhood is one of the best gifts that parents have it in their power to bestow.
~~ Mary Cholmondeley ~~

Thought of the Day - 11/22/09

May we never let the things we can't have, or don't have, spoil our enjoyment of the things we do have and can have.
~~ Richard L. Evans ~~

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