Longer days deliver more light through my windows. The better to see the doggie nose prints. And now it's much harder to ignore all the crap I've been dumping on my desk for the past year. Time for serious spring cleaning - not just to clear the clutter, but to gain fresh perspective on my life.
Nothing screams "Perspective transplant!" louder than a major disappointment. When kids are stymied by a setback, helping them clear the emotional clutter eases their suffering and encourages the development of resilience and grit.