I read a scripture that I really needed to hear. I don't know if I am interpreting it correctly - but this is what I got out of it in this particular time in my life:
John 16:22 - And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.
And your joy no man (or whiny, loud kid that knows every trick in the book to sap joy out of you) taketh from you. Despite the hard and sorrowful days, I can still rejoice...no one can take my joy away from me. I need to follow my own advice that I tell my kids...I can choose how I react to things, no one can make you sad or mad. I choose joy!