encouragement

so i was reading one of my favorite blogs this morning and found this: 

a quote from Emerson: "Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."

and it was just what i needed for the moment. 

 

i’ve been having "one of those weeks" where i feel like a failure as a mom. i’m frustrated. disappointed. angry. selfish. and all kinds of other things. i don’t tell you this so you’ll feel pity or tell me i’m doing a great job. we all have moments, minutes, hours, days, whatever where we feel incompetent. incapable. and we know we have let ourselves down. that’s how my week started and has gone until today. reading that quote above was a huge boost for me. it gave me just what i needed to start my day differently this morning.

 

and then i was further encouraged through the wonderful ladies in my Bible study. most of them are older than i am. their kids are grown. some of them have grandchildren. and they’re all amazing women. willing to share their hearts. their lives. their stories. their failures as well as their successes. and i was reminded that i’m not alone. i’m not the only one. 

 

and you know what else was cool? i admitted that i hadn’t done our lesson. i admitted it BEFORE we started…. and they still let me talk. and share. and provide input. like i said, i love those ladies!

 

so today is about encouragement for me. people lifting me up whether they know it or not. and i am thankful. what are you thankful for today?

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