Parenting, Thoughts and Feelings

Being happy doesn’t mean everything is perfect.

Time flies. Today is the first day of March. The first thing I did when I reached office was to flip my table calendar to the month of March. On it read a quote by an unknown author –

“Being happy doesn’t mean everything is perfect. It means you’ve decided to see beyond the imperfections.”

This quote is a timely reminder for me amidst my struggle with a handful of issues in my life right now. It is reminding me that I can choose to be happy as I manage the many issues in my life. Some of them includes learning to discipline my increasingly defiant toddler, repeating myself to my In Laws that we would like them to keep away when we discipline our children, coping with work after four months of maternity leave, adapting to the sleepless nights when my children has difficulty sleeping soundly throughout the night, making time for myself as much as I can to keep my sanity, and the list goes on…

I’m also reminded of how fortunate I am, and that I should be happy to be able to discipline my children, happy that my In Laws baby-sit my children when hubby and I are at work, happy that I have a job, happy that I am beside my children when they couldn’t sleep soundly throughout the night, and happy that I can enjoy a cup of coffee during breakfast with my hubby before going to work.

Life is good. And I am happy it is.

1 thought on “Being happy doesn’t mean everything is perfect.

  1. Yes, we should always count our blessings. Health is wealth. As long as we’re healthy, our loved ones are healthy, nothing else matters. Being able to be there for your children, watching them growing up, becoming independent and sharing in their joy and unhappiness is not something that we should take for granted.

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