My nine year old daughter is a perfectionist.
This past six week marking period she got her first ever B. She stomped up to her room and slammed the door. It hadn’t occurred to me before this that perhaps being a perfectionist had a negative side.
I made a conscious effort to figure out what would make me the happiest. What things gave me the most bang for my buck, so to speak. And the rest I just let go. Is there a way to just be happier? Or is the real secret to stop making yourself crazy with the things that don’t matter?
This is the time of year when we all start to thinks about being thankful. It is the time when we reflect on the past year and consider where we want to go in our lives in the upcoming one. How have you helped your children be thankful for all they are blessed with?