"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things." -Robert Brault
One of the greatest tips I think a parent can get is, don't react, respond. It's definitely difficult, and something I have to constantly remind myself. Often times when I hear a screaming baby at 2 A.M. I think something along the lines of, "UGGGHHH. Why do you hate me?" And then I remember, he's a baby and cannot express himself. Then, I try to figure out how to help him instead of immediately getting annoyed. I guess that's a helpful tip in general, is responding instead of reacting.
We know that every day people are fighting their own struggles, but often times we are hardest on ourselves. The easiest way to get over that is to focus on the little things, our own little victories, instead of the "big picture." Big picture no one has enough money, time, things, patience, etc. etc. Little picture, our lives our filled with smiles, hugs, snuggles, laughs, hand holding, thank you's, singing, and a lifetime full of memories. So, when you wake up, remember, "Good day. Good morning." Because the sun will come out tomorrow, and if not tomorrow, then the day after.
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