A friend sent me this prayer, written by a former slave:
Lord, we ain't what we want to be,
we ain't what we ought to be,
we ain't what we gonna be,
but thank God,
we ain't what we was.
This makes me think of "progress not perfection." In times of struggle, it can be difficult to recognize progress. I often get mired in what I'm not doing well instead of looking at how much better I am dealing with the situation than I did in the past.
One of the keys to being a great self-coach or our own best friend is to remind ourselves how well we are doing. We can never do this too often.
Maybe I'm not perfect yet but I'm on the healing path and I'm doing my best each and every day. Some days my best is better than other days. But that's okay, too.
Inspiring Message of the Day: I am doing really well today. My fear tells me I'm not, that I could be doing more. But I refuse to listen. No matter what, my best is good enough!