Category Archives: The Qualities of a Child

A Hundred Days to Happiness #33: Happiness is being in the presence of a child

Happiness is being in the presence of a child. I loved the days that I got to drive my daughter to elementary school. I’d rush home from my morning swim to make her favourite breakfast and wake her up with a … Continue reading

Posted in Happiness, Parenting, Relationships, The Qualities of a Child, Wisdom | Tagged , | Leave a comment

#9 Seize the day!

We devote so much of our souls in the pursuit of happiness. Yet we often mistake happiness to be represented by a place in the future (or past) when we have that perfect mate, job, child, house, or the next … Continue reading

Posted in Grace, Happiness, Letting Go, Parenting, Positive Potential, The Qualities of a Child, Wisdom | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Real love and real beauty. Truth in a fairy tale.

What We Learn From Fairy Tales Davidicus Wong, M.D., July 7th, 2014 My beautiful daughter turns 16 this week. Once upon a time, when we were all much younger, a favourite family ritual was to make up a fresh bedtime … Continue reading

Posted in Love, Parenting, real beauty, real love, Relationships, The Qualities of a Child | Leave a comment

The Happiest Place on Earth

It was the first Christmas without my mom who had died in April, and we dreaded the grief and longing that would come with what was once the happiest of times for our family. The pain of loss slowly ebbs … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, Coping with Loss, Happiness, Love, Parenting, Relationships, The Qualities of a Child | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

What Parenting Has Taught Me

Though we think we are the teachers and it is our children who are growing, parenting is an endless growth experience. In spite of my best intentions, I made mistakes. I did my best to be fair. I certainly didn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Compassion, Growth, Parenting, Relationships, The Qualities of a Child | Tagged | Leave a comment

How My Children Inspire Me

When I became a parent, I became a better person. I learned to love unconditionally – omniconditionally. From the moment I first held my son in my arms, I recognized the unfathomable responsibility and honour with which I had been … Continue reading

Posted in Happiness, Love, Parenting, Positive Potential, Relationships, The Qualities of a Child | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

September: A Season of Mixed Emotions

I like being around happy people, and I love the seasons of endemic glee. These are those rare times of the year when most people just feel good and can’t keep from smiling: Christmas and New Year’s, kids during the … Continue reading

Posted in Balance, Emotions, Growth, Healthy Living, Parenting, Positive Change, The Qualities of a Child | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment