Letter from Basic Training: Day 16
I'm usually pretty optimistic, but this long stretch of snowed-in, sunless days, being house-bound in the middle of nowhere, PA has us all a little on edge.
A friend of mine pokes fun at "February" on her blog, calling it the most "wretched month" and today, it feels like it certainly fits that description.
I didn't meet my goal today.
I didn't serve anyone...not anyone outside of my own home, anyway.
And, even then, I just barely feel like we survived our day at home.
Normally, I would feel defeated at having not done what I had set out to do.
But then I read this chart comparing "Super Mom" to the "Christ-Centered Mom"on the blog Confessions of a Homeschooler, and it got me thinking about what it means to "practice grace" and that I might need to extend a little grace to myself today.
If you have a hard time reading the chart above, click here to read the original/bigger version.
I have printed it off and will be hanging it on my fridge for future reference.
Day 16: We can't do everything we want to do always.
But there is one thing that we can do.
We can go easy on ourselves and others.
We can practice grace.