Updated: Nov 19, 2020
If you are in a hard season..
Like one of those seasons where you wonder how the heck you are going to make it to bed time...
Or one of those seasons where you feel like at any moment you might just crack (or maybe you are already cracked wide open)...
I encourage you, for the moment, to stop focusing so much on where you aren't good enough or adequate.
Stop focusing so much on where you think you should be.
Because friend, it’s okay you aren’t there.
It’s not that you will never get there, but right now, it’s not helping you to keep pointing out how far “off” you seem to be.
Instead, start looking at the small victories in your day.
You got out of bed today? That’s great.
That probably took a lot of energy, and it would have been easier to stay in bed.
You did your job at work today? Awesome.
You were able to keep your kids alive and well? Wonderful.
You were able to pray today, inbetween the bouts of tears and stress? That’s a really good thing.
You know you’re going to do it again tomorrow even though you don’t want to?
Friend, you are strong.
In our hardest seasons, little victories are actually huge victories.
Because it shows you are still going even though it hurts.
You are still moving even though it’s so heavy.
Little victories are as hard to accomplish as big ones when we are struggling.
And remember, you won’t always be in this season you’re in right now.
There will come a time when life feels easier to maneuver.
Where your daily tasks don’t feel so hard.
Where you can think clearer, and feel more motivation.
But since you are here now, be gentle with yourself.
Remind yourself that it’s okay to be where you are at, and that you are doing the best you can.
Count the small victories.
~Kelli Bachara, The Unraveling Blog