Grace~ This simple word that seems so much easier to extend to other people (well most days)…but then it comes to ourselves.
I find myself struggling to offer myself this thing called grace today.
I look around my house and see the massive amounts of clutter that have piled up over the year. Even though I could swear that I’ve tried to keep that under control…. I mean WHAT HAPPENED?
The kids rooms that are only sort of moved around.
The ugly wall behind my bed because my little girl decided this summer to find the spots by my bed where there was a paint drip and pick at it until it peeled off… I guess to her it was more entertaining than taking a nap. You know I just haven’t had time to repaint.
I look at all these things that my perfectionist self was going to fix and yet here they are just staring at me.
It comes down to me judging myself. Cause my habit is to judge myself harder than someone else is supposably going to.
I find on days where I get stressed out because of my own judgements of myself…I’m not the fun, happy mama, like this photo. I’m crabby and short with the kids. I don’t want to be like that. So I sat down to write it out. See I’m not perfect, as NONE of us are. But as Mrs. Rachel Hollis stated, “ the only person you need to be better than is the person you were yesterday.”
If I really sit and think about our year…it’s been a rough one. I mean a LOT of really hard things have happened for us. We are still working on getting back to a sense of normal.
The rest of today I offer myself grace.
What about you? Can you choose to let go of the judgement you hold on yourself and offer yourself some love and grace today?