"Last night I lay in bed with my children as they were falling asleep, and I stopped making lists in my head. I stopped fretting about money and work. I stopped wishing the kids would fall asleep already so I could be somewhere else, doing something else. Instead I noticed the dark crescents of their eyelashes. I watched as the moonlight turned their cheeks to white apricots. And I felt my heart swell with joy and gratitude. It was utterly ordinary. And utterly extraordinary. It was an everyday blessing."
- Catherine Newman from her article titled "Dalai Mama"