that has been my mantra lately. i’m a perfectionist — i’d rather not do the job at all if i can’t do it well. but this doesn’t translate well to many things in young motherhood — the job must still be done, whether i have the energy or time for the full job or not. this season of life is teaching me so much.. like how to slow down, how to give up my desire for perfection and live as i’m able to live, how to acknowledge my neediness, how to persevere, how to be faithful despite tiredness. i have often been discouraged by not being able to exercise 30 minutes every day, or spend an hour praying, or fold all the laundry in one sitting rather than a pair of socks here and a shirt there. the following are little thoughts i’ve been thinking lately as i’ve gone about my day, wanting my thinking patterns to be changed.. (as well as the actual ‘doing’!)
- haphazardly folded laundry is better than laundry still in the basket.
- reading one verse from the Bible is better than going the whole day without having read it.
- 10 minutes of exercise, with a toddler tagging along, is better than no exercise at all.
- taking vitamins once in a great while is better than never. (i can never seem to remember.)
- a simple, uncreative meal is better than no meal at all.
- a little sleep is better than no sleep. (though this one really doesn’t make me feel much better, ha!)
- pancakes made with water are better than no pancakes at all. 🙂
- two kids, though they wear me out, are SO MUCH BETTER than no kids.
what are the “something is better than nothing”s for your season of life?