Today has been a whirlwind.
It started with no sleep last night. 2 of my kids were up all night and that meant that so was I. I started the day exhausted and behind….
I fed my kids waffles in the car so that my oldest got to school on time.
I brought my baby to play group in the pajamas that she went to bed in.
I cancelled going to yoga because my middle child came down with a fever suddenly.
My husband is sick. He has been for days.
I had to deal with some negative criticism today for my blog – which is hard for me.
The dishes from Monday night (and all the meals that followed) are still in the sink.
That laundry pile from last week is only half put away.
Sick husband. Sick kids. Messy house. Missed workouts. Put downs.
I have a lot of reasons to feel like I failed today. I have a lot of reasons that I could feel bad about myself today.
But I don’t.
I was lucky enough to get to hear a woman speak candidly about self love as a woman on Tuesday and she spoke words that my heart so desperately needed to hear.
Why do we put ourselves down?
Why do we let the circumstances of our day become responsible for our self worth?
Why do we forget the incredible women that God created us to be?
The truth is….
The house will always need to be cleaned.
The laundry will always need to be washed.
We will always think that we need to lose weight/be healthier.
Someone somewhere will always dislike what we are doing.
We will always wonder if we are good enough or if we could be doing more.
But we don’t have to…
Because right now, at this very moment, you are perfect.
Did you hear me?
You are perfect.
The season might not be, your day might not be, but you are.
When everything around you seems to not be going the way want it to be, it doesn’t mean that you are not exactly where you are supposed to be, perfectly perfect in the season of life that you are in.
Things will be hard. We will fail at things before we succeed. We will wonder if we are good moms, wives, daughters, Christians, women….
We will stress over things that don’t matter.
And we will get up the next day and try it all over again.
Because its life that isn’t perfect, not you.
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