Do we beat ourselves up that life isn't perfect? It never will be.
Do we wish we had more time to get one more accomplishment done? There will always be more.
Do we look at what we have and realize the blessing right infront of us? Not enough.
Blessings are all around. Don't let time and busy lives cause your eyes to not see what is truly surrounding you. If you can't see it, step back for only a moment. Blink a couple times and just watch and listen. This is your life. Hold onto it. Mold it, shape it, transform it if it needs to be changed, but handle it like it's the best gift in the world, and then all that other stuff that gets you down and frustrated, just let it go.
Oh that we could live the picture perfect way that we had envisioned when we started having children. Boy, 6 is a different story than the cute little baby we started out with. :) The rewards can be grand if we allow them to be. The blessings beyond the children themselves can be remarkable if we are guiding them and not just being busy about our own tasks. These children are work, but with a little instruction, guidance, and perhaps discipline at times, they sure can brighten my day and make me realize what's right infront of me that I can so easily miss. Children. A blessing from the Lord. And I have 6 of them! :)