Updated: Oct 29, 2020
Can we all just be real for a moment and accept that you don't HAVE to absolutely ADORE every stage of life that you're in?
Not every moment is going to be wonderful.... That's okay.
Some days I don't want to get out of bed and face the world.... It's okay.
Some days I'm losing-my-mind furious while doing simple things (even things I love) cuz it's just harder to function some days than others.... That's okay.
Some days nothing seems to be going right and all I want to do is throw in the towel.... That's okay.
Sometimes I question everything.... That's okay.
Impatient moments, angry moments, overly emotional want-to-burn-everything moments, fall-on-your-knees-crying moments... Not knowing how tomorrow will be better, not knowing if you even want to push through... It's okay.
You know why?
Because emotions are a part of life. They're all what makes us human. They're what define us, make us alive. It's not about how you feel, it's about what you DO with it.
These terrible moments? The ones you're wishing away?
Let's be REAL, y'all. Quit with the pressure and know this: It's okay to have moments of weakness. (Read that again, fellow perfectionists!) These moments are MADE okay because you recognize the negative feelings and push through.
You take a breath, and keep moving.
You have grace for yourself and experience the moment of weakness, pain, frustration, humanity...and then you move on.
You get out of bed anyway.
You do that thing anyway.
You push through.
You CHOOSE joy. Choose happiness. Choose to let tomorrow be better. For YOU to be better.
"For this is the day that the Lord has made. Let us REJOICE and be glad in it."
Even if we're not excited about how it feels in the little moments.