Grace…permission to not be perfect! That’s a hard one for me….really. Yes, the one who speaks of mindfulness, the one who speaks of positive thinking has a hard time giving herself grace.
When I started this blog it was to help others find peace and joy. To learn how to change their thoughts from negative to positive. How to take care of their bodies and create health. I love to write, I love to help people so blogging seemed like the natural venue for me to do both. Then life happened. You know the feeling…you get busy and can’t check off everything on your to-do list so tomorrow’s to-do list becomes a little longer. Then it happens again….and again….and again. Then before you know it, you’ve gotten back on that hamster wheel and your just going around in circles accomplishing nothing. That’s where I’ve been for a couple of months….and I’ve really been struggling with it. Why is it so hard? Because I’m not perfect!! And there in lies the problem…Even as I sit here and right this blog….I type and delete. I type, read, and delete. Why because I want it to be perfect when all I should want is to share my heart.
So that’s what I’m going to do; share my heart with all who will listen….and give myself grace to not be perfect. And hopefully all of you will do the same. Give yourselves the grace to mess up sometimes, to not complete all the tasks on your to-do list. Maybe you’ve not been true to eating healthy lately (I strongly dislike the word diet). Or maybe you’ve not worked out everyday…or at all lately! Maybe your thoughts have been in the toilet and you’ve done nothing but whine, moan, groan, and complain….Give yourself grace…..Give yourself the grace to start over today. To realize that what’s past is past. You can’t change it, but you can learn from it. Realize that today is a new day, a new start and regardless of what you did yesterday, today you can start fresh.
I’ve had to take a step back and remember my “why” and quit trying so hard to do everything perfectly. It may mean I need to cull some things from my to-do list and prioritize the rest. But most of all, to have fun with it. To flow like that peaceful river and enjoy the journey. Slow and steady as I go along. So today I choose to share my heart with all of you and to give myself grace. My prayer is that you will do the same. May your day be filled with peace and joy.