“You could have…”
“Why didn’t you…”
The swirl of voices threatens to overtake us. Voices of well-meaning friends, voices of family, even voices from online surround us every day. On a more intimate level, the critics inside our heads attack us where we are most vulnerable.
I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty good at being my own worst enemy. Sadly, I’m not so great at being my own cheering section.
Waking up late, binging on junk food, burning dinner, a child’s meltdown in Target…Life happens, and it isn’t always pretty. When I’ve had a bad day, when I’ve blown it with my kids, when I haven’t been a good friend – what I need is a healthy dose of hope. At the times where I’m feeling my lowest, I need a ray of sunshine to warm my weary heart.
“The Steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
His mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning; great is Thy faithfulness.”
~ Lamentations 3:22-23
There are some things in life that even chocolate can’t fix. Sometimes I just need a hug, and to be reassured that everything really will be okay, even when it doesn’t feel like it.
Sometimes we need to hear that tomorrow is a fresh start, a clean slate, and the gift of a new beginning. Tomorrow…And what a beautiful gift that is!
How about you? What words do you need to hear when you’ve had a rough day?
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*Photo credit – NZ Portraits by Joanne
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