I'll show my Geeky Green side by participating in the Meme I read at Anastasia's.
1. Open the closest book near you.
2. Turn to page 25.
3. Skip the first 5 sentences and write the next three.
Book = Building Green by Clarke Snell and Tim Callahan
"There are a number of ways that loads can put stress on the structure of a building. Compression is a force that squeezes something together. Tension is a force pulling something apart."
You know, stress-- that has nothing to do with a parent's life. (smile)
I think it would be funny (or sad, or... gratitude-inducing , these ugly beautiful things) to consider the compression loads and tension loads in our lives.
Building Green goes on to consider ways to distribute those loads so the structure won't break.
I can think of another one.
With thanksgiving, make your requests known to God, and the peace that surpasses understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. St. Paul's epistle to the Philipians, I believe.