It's always something, right?
It's teething. Or strep. Or the tummy bug (again!). Or everyone-is-off-schedule. Or it's snowing/raining/blazing outside. Or hormones.
The days are good but the days are hard. And many are the days when we just need to be gentle with ourselves. Do the work, but take care of your soul, too.
One of my favorite Pinterest collections is a board filled with inspiring words. I thought today (as I try to run the world on less than four hours of sleep) might be a good day to share some of the words and images I turn to often when I need the comfort that sometimes only a bon mot can provide.
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From designer Emily Ley, words we would all do well to take to heart:
read the original post here: Grace, Not Perfection
On the most difficult of days, may we remember that sometimes the simple answer is silliness:
That hard day? Is the best day for practicing the fine art of letting go:
May I suggest that it is best practice on hard days to stay far, far away from the internet?
This is probably one of my all-time favorite pins. It gives me so much hope when I get all myopic and mope-y that things will be this hard FOREVER. And you grammarians who object to the use of alright instead of all right? Go take up your argument with the Oxford English Dictionary with whom I agree that alright is perfectly acceptable usage. pbbbt.
I also cannot find the original source for this, but the Buellerwise wisdom cannot be denied. Sometimes, the best thing to do is play hooky and find a parade.
Finally, I made this image myself based on this no longer available sign from barnowlprimitives. This is probably the phrase I use most often in my own self-talk because I am especially sensitive to the energy of others, I have to be extremely mindful of the energy I am projecting.
Yes, I'm more than a little bit loony about words, but I believe so much in the power they hold in our lives. Here's to setting our thoughts straight each day, even and especially on the days that wake up difficult.