You may have had a really tough week and the last thing you want to do is look back over it and be reminded of all the times you fumbled and stumbled. You don’t want to think about all the projects at work and at home that are still undone; all the emails from friends and family that you still haven’t replied to; all the myriad of ways you just aren’t measuring up.
First of all, whose measuring stick are you using to gauge yourself by?
Secondly, I’ll bet you’re doing just fine.
Here are a few reasons why I think so:
~Perhaps instead of coming down hard on someone–justifiably so–you erred on the side of kindness and compassion and gave them a break–cut them some slack–and it turned out to be just enough elbow room for them to take the next step.
~Maybe you held the door for someone, smiled at a passerby, let someone pull in front of you in traffic. It could be something as simple as returning a library book and the timing was such that a person who desperately needed its wisdom was able to check it out.
~You showed up in your life. You did the best you could to take care of your responsibilities and obligations. And by doing so, in hundreds of ways that you’ll never know about, you helped make the world a little softer and gentler.
Don’t turn your nose up at the small things because you just don’t know the ripple effect they’ll have not only in your life but in someone else’s as well.
Celebrate the small stuff! It’s all good–it all counts!
I’m proud of you!
Your Friend and Pep Pal,