Here’s an idea that I’ve adapted for family life from Seth Godin.

A thermostat is far more valuable than a thermometer.

A thermometer tells you when something isn’t right.

It’s an indicator  that something’s out of sync, unbalanced, out of kilter, ill, broken, troubled or in need of help.

A thermostat, on the other hand, manages to change a family environment in sync with what’s going on, it bends not breaks through change, it adapts, it’s flexible and it keeps changing to meet the needs of a growing, maturing family.

A thermostat brings everything back into balance.

So what are you a thermometer or a thermostat?