Ya know, when we get right down to it, we’re not that different from one another. We may have different hobbies or day jobs or hair styles, but we’re both women who work very hard to take care of our families, friends, and selves. And that makes me breathe a long sigh of relief. We also need encouragement to float through our lives like a comforting gust of wind. Constantly and always, right? And sometimes we cry out for the gust to surround us.
I texted Zack this morning and wrote, “I love you so much. I know we’ll get through this difficult stage of life. I mean, we’re not the first ones to be overwhelmed with parenting and life’s purpose, right?”
And he wrote, “Exactly right.”
Did I just see you nod your head in agreement? I thought so :)
Also today, while cleaning up lunch, I had another “cheerleader” moment.
I told myself, “Maggie, you will get through today! The kids will stop fighting. You’ll be able to take a few minutes to paint your nails. You are fully equipped for today, and everything you need you have nearby!”
These days are so very hard for me. There’s a lot I keep to myself, which I realize is probably why they’re so very hard. It’s easy to feel discouraged; I often do. It’s easy to feel exhausted; I often am. It’s easy to feel frumpy or dull or overwhelmed or stuck; I often feel these things.
But you know what? We are our best cheerleaders! We really are! Like I wrote just a couple sentences prior: You are fully equipped for today, and everything you need you have nearby!
Sometimes this means asking for help. Sometimes this means giving yourself a pep talk. Sometimes this means calling your mom so she can remind you of something she shared with you that was ultra encouraging. Sometimes this means treating yourself to something fun so you can “get through” five more minutes of crazy. Sometimes this means saying NO to all your negative thoughts or frustrations. Think happy thoughts!
Don’t let your difficulties overcrowd the beauty in your life.
Cheer yourself on, and remember you are fully equipped for today! You are your best cheerleader because you are always with your self. Do not forget this, and make sure you have this girl in your life :) #highkick