That Fleeting Moment of Happiness is one of the most important things you should look for as a parent. It’s the shy smile when you are struggling, the ‘not-quite-right-but-appropriate’ comment that comes out of the ‘mouths of babes’. It is the way the sun is shining through your window when you just feel ready to lose it.
Spotting the ‘fleeting moments’ and acknowledging them, feeding of the goodness from them, brings more of that happiness into your life.
When we are stuck with noticing AGAIN that the plates are left on the bench instead of in the dishwasher, when the clothes haven’t been folded away, the shoes just left in the doorway … when we only notice the ‘bad-stuff’ we lose our ability to ‘see the good’ that also exists in our lives.
Take some time today, and over the weekend, and tune in to figure out if you have got out of practice at finding the special ‘Fleeting Moments of Happiness’ that make parenting so brilliant.