What I won’t do is beat myself up.
“I didn’t accomplish enough”
“I wasn’t a patient mom”
On and on it goes
It would probably go on forever if I let it.
What’s the point of that?
Do we think we’re going to beat ourselves into doing better?
Pretty sure if we could do better, we would have.
How about instead, we just be kind.
Let’s exercise the basic goodness we extend freely to others.
“I’ll try again tomorrow”
“It was all enough for today”
Nice and gentle.
What an absolute gift it would be to not give it a second thought.
Just keep it movin.
Try again some other time.
Maybe we can let go of all the self-imposed expectations and pressure….and just LIVE.
We take the good with the bad.
Because it’s all in a day.
It’s the full human experience.
And I won’t apologize just for being human.
This is me.
The good days and hell
Loving and harsh
Calm and tornado
Angel and demon
We all continue to strive for greatness, yes.
But we don’t trample all over the Divines creation in the meantime.