Say it in the mirror

Today is moving day for my little family of three. Due to moving so quickly and barely finding a place to live in the time we had, I have come to consider myself practically a world-class athlete, renowned cook, or famous musician. Not because I am any one of these, but because it makes this whole moving thing easier. I’m starting to realize, it is when I own up to the fact that I am doing something hard, that the task becomes easier.

Say it in the mirror

What I’m imagining myself as this morning!

So, today while our home is in shambles, covered in boxes, in transition, and my memories are being packed in identical brown boxes, I’ve decided I’m going to look in the mirror and say:

“I ROCK! I’m doing a hard thing, but I am going to rock it.”

We all can do that on our hard days–the days we dread when we look at the calendar. We can do it on the days that unexpectedly become hard too. Hard things are not easy, but we can find strength in it.

“A man of character finds a special attractiveness in difficulty, since it is only by coming to grips with difficulty that he can realize his potentialities.”- Charles de Gaulle

How do you find strength to do hard things?

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8 thoughts on “Say it in the mirror

  1. So true. Way too often do I say to myself that I should be able to do it all, instead of giving myself a little grace. You go girl! Good luck on the move… we know all too well over here how hard moving can be! Take your time.. the new home will eventually come together 🙂

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  2. Thank you so much for your encouragement and advice to take it in stride! I want so badly just to be all settled in a blink of an eye, but it just doesn’t happen that way. I’m going to try to enjoy the the time of figuring our where things go and getting used to our new place. You are so right, it will eventually come together 🙂 … and that is a very happy thought!

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  3. I can probably relate better than anyone right now with the moves we’ve just been through. My mom gave me good advice years ago when we bought our home and I was anxious to have it Perfect straight away. She said you get it functional for now and the rest is a pleasure to be enjoyed and it will never be finished. She was absolutely right….making your home a home is a job that is never done and one that should be done by all of you all the time adding to its enjoyment as a family. Have fun with it. I’m really happy for you.

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    • Torrie, thank you so much for your understanding during my family’s move. We have to move again in just under 6 months, but at least we have a place to live for now. And thank you for passing in your Mom’s advice. It definitely taught me something. And tonight as we were moving in, I was thinking about what you said. Moving is a process. And making it our home will continue on. Just the thought made me more happy with the stage I was in tonight. Thank you for sharing your thoughts!! 🙂

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  4. I hope youre all moved now! moving is not easy, thats for sure. and even harder under the circumstances you faced! I felt like a world class athlete today cleaning out our car (which definitely was not the intensity of moving, but certainly felt like no small feat!). You DO rock, and you CAN do hard things! Now you should relax and enjoy all of your hard work. 🙂

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    • We are all moved, which is so nice not to be in the middle of things! And seriously, cleaning out a car can totally be an athletic event! All the bending into tight weird places, in my case finding disgusting things that should have been thrown out a long time ago…. I mean the list goes on and on! So, I agree–you did a great, hard thing. Thanks for sharing how you felt like a world class athlete! I hope you can also relax and enjoy your clean car. 🙂 Thank you for your encouraging words!

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