I recently realized that we’re all trying to do the best that we can. To stay afloat, and to take care of our people and ourselves. And sometimes just surviving is the goal, because there are so many things to do, that the only way we'll get through the list is to break it down and take one step at a time.
Maybe this week we’re feeling tired and we’re wondering when we will catch up, when we will get back to us, get back to feeling full and rested. Maybe we’re surviving sleepless nights because of a child or because we've got something on our minds. Or we’re surviving one busy week after another, and we’re wishing the weekends were one day longer. Maybe we’re surviving too many daily responsibilities. Endless laundry, dirty dishes, toys to be put away, meals to be made, a yard to maintain. Or we’re surviving being overworked at work or even underutilized or worse unappreciated. Or maybe work just isn’t where our heart is today and we have to keep pressing on. Maybe we’re surviving a relationship with our spouse or a close friend or a family member. Maybe we said the wrong thing or caused pain, or maybe we’re the ones feeling hurt but we don’t know how to face it. Or we’re surviving long-distance friendships, and we’re wishing our friends lived just a little bit closer.
Here's the thing I also realized, when we wake up each morning, and we love our people and ourselves, in the face of all of the crazy, busy, challenging moments—that is surviving and that is enough.