Updated: Aug 9, 2019
I woke up this morning feeling pretty down on myself. My new-ish morning habit of taking a minute to affirm myself just wouldn’t come. How can I love and appreciate someone who seems to keep making the same mistakes over and over again - who keeps finding himself in the same situation he promised not to put himself in again? It’s maddening!
After some coffee and a tiny glimmer of perspective, I can see the light peeking through just a bit, though. I’m not quite ready to brag about how far I’ve come, though I know I have, but recognizing my many comebacks and moments of grace feels more possible than it did a few hours ago.
Maybe you’re hurting and struggling and not exactly your own biggest fan today...You can’t make yourself feel something that isn’t there. But you can make yourself remember the countless times you’ve taken a brutal beating and gotten back up, and you can take some time to reflect on the moments of grace and beauty in your life. And I hope you will. I beg you to actually! Because you are fighting a harder battle than most people know about, and you are indeed a badass!