Are We Ambitious or Greedy?

"You know what is a funny thing about expectations?", my husband asked me last night, "how quickly they don't matter anymore." I looked at him, confused, so he continued: "Look at Kai. He is going to be so excited when he finally pees in the potty. And then few days later, it's going to be expected of him. It's going to be just something he does." He was right. It is especially noticeable in a life of a toddler. They reach new milestones almost every day. There is thrill and cheering and picture taking, and few days later, it's just another old trick....more

When Good Enough Is Just Fine

I wish I'd learned earlier to leave well enough alone. I wonder why it takes me so long to learn when to quit. When we try and try again and things keep turning out the same, conventional wisdom says to try some more. The trouble is that’s a solution that doesn’t fix every problem. ...more

When Good Enough Is Just Fine

I wish I'd known earlier when to leave well enough alone. I wonder why it takes me so long to learn when to quit. When we try and try again and things keep turning out the same, conventional wisdom says to try some more. The trouble is that's a solution that doesn't fix every problem. Leaving a thing alone is sometimes the only answer. Forced to do that, we look back at everything we've tried and then we look ahead and see that things worked out the way they were meant to. Maybe not the way we hoped for or tried for, but still, things worked out. ...more