One day Leah Rose wrote this:
I've been thinking about that saying "All things in moderation." Next time someone says it to me, I think I might just ask them: "Do you mean we should have joy in moderation? Should we have peace in moderation? Kindness in moderation? Patience in moderation? Forgiveness? Compassion? Humility?"It's saved at Focus, Hobbies, Obsessions, because too often a parent wants to measure what a child loves, to say "too much."
Here's something by Colleen Prieto
(in response to ..."in moderation as I've hopefully instilled in them"...)
I hope I have instilled a sense of abundance, not moderation, in my 11 year old. I hope he will love, enjoy, think, create, eat, sing, play, read, watch, go, see, and do in whatever amount or volume makes him smile. I hope he will never look at an opportunity, or a person, or a cookie, and think "I'd really like to do that, or hang out more with him, or try that" and then stop himself because his goal is moderation rather than happiness.
When someone wrote "well, there has to be a happy medium," I responded:
If a medium is the priority, life will be a little different than if happiness if the priority. So even when you use a term like "happy medium" try to be mindful of what you're saying, and what your principles are.