For every time she tells a lie or a "story" as we are calling them "stories", I think
She is one of the best sharers I know. She gives her last bite of cookie, her favorite toy, her pillow, her toy, her book without a problem. And she never talks about it again. She never says "I gave you that, so give me this." She gives without restraint and without expectation.
For every time she hits someone so hard that they cry, I think
She is one of the best huggers I know. She will hug you till your head pops off. She hugs with all the gusto she has in her.
For every time she has a giant tantrum that reverberates the walls of the house, I think
She is a brave soul. She will do scary things first. She will ride her bike without holding the handles. She will hang upside down from monkey bars. She will even try new foods without dying about them.
For every time she is so stubborn I could just scream, I think
She has the biggest heart of anyone I know. She is friendly to everyone. She makes friends easily. She is loyal to a fault, a wonderful fault. She says the sweetest prayers of love for her family members and truly means them. She says the kindest words that stick with you, like calling William "my sweet baby boy" and Spencer "my wonderful son". Calling me "my sweet mother" and Hailey "my beautiful Hailey" and Blake "my funny dad".
I always tell her she will make a wonderful nurse and an even more wonderful mother because she is truly a kind and good person. She loves the body, she loves "bled" as she calls blood and taking care of people. So, when she is in one of her moods, I try so hard to remember her good qualities and remind her of her good qualities. I want her to focus on the good things about her while we work on the faults she needs to overcome. She is a strong willed soul who will do great things in life. We just need to channel the energy.