I’m having one of those days.
You know the day…you wake up late (because you stayed up too late), children alarm-clock style, and are instantly launched into your day.
No warning, no preparation to be had, no time to gather yourself and your thoughts. With children already awake, there’s no hope of “quiet time”- morning Bible study and prayer.
One of Those Days.
If you know me in real life or have been reading here for any length of time, you know that I’m generally a very positive and upbeat person. I really am. That’s just me. I’m an encourager by nature, an optimistic seeker of life, always down to offer hope and gratitude. I feel we have SO MUCH to be thankful for, because let’s face it, we really do.
I’ve been snapping. I’ve been impatient. I haven’t showered in 2 days and I never made it out of my yoga pants. And it seems that the baby has been overly fussy – which is either completely true (he’s teething!), or it’s just me today.
Here’s the funny thing. I don’t want to hear how I should fix it. I don’t need to hear what I need to do to make it all better. Full disclosure here – today is not a day that I really care about being “perfect” all that much.
I already know my attitude stinks. I already know that I need to go to bed earlier, make sure I’m getting enough sleep to be the best version of myself for my children and husband, take the time to pray and seek God before the beginning of the day. I already know all this, guys.
So I don’t need to hear it today. I just don’t.
You know that my intentions are good, and no one ever plans to have a day like this. But they happen, don’t they?
For you, too?
So I’m not writing today to offer a list of practical solutions for your mindset or your problems. I’m not here to encourage you to do this or do that. I’m not here to stand over your shoulder to watch you write your thankful list so that all your problems will be zapped away instantaneously by the Thankful Fairy.
Some days, that’s just not realistic. And today might just be one of those days.
Being thankful and positive are all fantastic things to strive for, and wonderful advice. It’s the way I plan to live my life, every day that I can. I already know this. I already want this.
And tomorrow, I’ll probably wake up feeling right as rain, ready to tackle the day with a thankful heart, head on.
But for today, I’m just here to say me, too.
We are all human. We all mess up. Sometimes, a day just plain sucks. On these days, I don’t need advice. I don’t really want advice.
Maybe I just need someone to be there, to listen, to tell me that, no, I’m not losing my mind. To let me be heard. To nod their head and say “me, too”.
And today – as I’m setting aside my pride, peeling off my mask of self-preservation perfectionism – this is what I’m humbly offering you.
Today, I’m here to offer a little dose of grace for your mommed-out soul.
Me, too, my friend… me, too.
2 Corinthians 12:9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
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