Sunday, October 20, 2013

31 Days of Seeking Joy in the EveryDay: Signs of Maturity

It feels like you're raising your kids FOREVER.  

And we're not even finished :o)

The day when I looked around and realized I had no more little guys was fairly recent,
and even then I'd been in denial for a good couple years ... maybe more.  

It's shocking ... delightful ... exciting when you begin to see maturity in your kids.  
If you're in the toddler years, let me tell you all the hard work, the long nights, the patience exercises, 
the teaching and careful discipline you're doing so much of now are going to pay off with massive gains.
Keep going!!  

Keep going, because one day, on your refrigerator marker board,
 you're going to see something like this, 
written by one of your kids:

Happiness is the consequence of personal effort.  You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, 
and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it.  
You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings.  
– Elizabeth Gilbert  

Shared joy is doubled joy ... let's double the joy for both of us - what are you most grateful for today? Click below to leave your comment. I'll go first :

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