Quotes for Busy Parents

"You rarely have time for everything you want in this life, so you need to make choices.  And hopefully your choices can come from a deep sense of who you are."

-Mr. Fred Rogers

"Love isn't a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person excactly the way he or she is, right here and now."
-Mr. Fred Rogers

"...we cannot inculcate values, such as generosity, compassion, honesty, equality, and appreciation for diversity through moralizing or coercion. We can advocate for them, however, but ultimately, it is through embodying these values ourselves that our children come to have a direct experience of them and absorb them into their view of themselves and the world"
-Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn

“Every moment is unique and therefore precious. The sunset on this day will never be duplicated. The caress of a friend, the laugh of a child will never be precisely repeated or felt again. The moment we are experiencing can never be recaptured. To be present is the only way we can appreciate life to the fullest and be touched by the wonder of each moment.”
-Jack Kornfield

"When I grow up I'm going to marry Joanie and we're each going to have 3 babies, so we will have 6 girls and we will all live together with our 6 babies, me and Joanie and mommy and daddy."  Elizabeth (age 5)

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