How to See Gifts in All Experiences

hidden_gifts1I was totally inspired by this post from Scott Noelle. If you don’t subscribe to his Daily Groove, I’d highly recommend it. It sets a great tone for my day:

“Perfectionistic parenting is rooted in the false idea that it’s bad to make a mistake or fall short of one’s expectations.

But if you think about it, you can derive value from any experience — no matter how “bad” it is or how much pain it involves — IF you’re willing to look for the hidden gifts.

The hidden gift is like your child’s invisible friend. [Read more…]