Not a Typical Morning

I…. cannot…. keep… my eyes open… this morning.

Seriously. It’s 5:25 am and usually at this point, I’m into writing what I want to say for the day. I get up at 4:50 am to meditate, pray, and write. Everything is very difficult this morning because I am exhausted. I’m not sure why… but just picking out a picture was agonizing because I keep dozing off while looking through pictures. No lie.

So… this one.

The comfort and coziness of this picture… I literally just stopped to think a moment and dozed off again. What in the actual world.

So, this morning, grace. Yes, grace. That’s my topic. I’m winging this here, friends. I love to write in the mornings. This has become my thing, my me time, and I love the words that usually come so easily. I love how God speaks through me, how I can use what I’ve learned and been through, and even my current health journey to reach other people.

So right now, I could get really mad at myself. I could be really frustrated and fed up and feel guilty for not being able to get myself going this morning like I normally do.

But, I’m not. I won’t. I’m human too and for whatever reason my body is very tired today. I’m not going to beat myself up over it. I could have just skipped writing all together, but somehow that didn’t feel right either.

Every day, we are all doing the best we can. And that is what is most important… doing the best we can. The thing is – our best looks different from day to day. Some mornings, I am on fire, and others I can barely move. Apparently.

I am going to give myself grace today because I am doing the best I can, which is the most I can do at any given moment. And if I’m giving my best, I can be satisfied with that, even if it doesn’t match up to what I normally do on any given day. Today, this is my best… and that’s ok.

Whatever you have to offer today – despite how it compares to other days – if you are giving your best, give yourself grace. Allow yourself to feel successful rather than guilty just because today doesn’t measure up to your other days. Accept where you are today, how you are today, and love yourself through it.

Really, you are amazing. What you accomplish every day, even on your exhausted days, is quite extraordinary. Because you never give up, you never give in, you keep going. Be proud of that, my friend. Give yourself some credit. Pat yourself on the back and keep moving forward. Keep doing your best, whatever that looks like.

You’ve got this, and it can still be a good day, even if it doesn’t look like a typical day.

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