This has not been the best week, but I am growing. Sometimes in life, we experience rowing pains, and we do not realize that when we experience them we are on the verge of a breakthrough. Many times we are blessed beyond belief if we just stick it out.
I have realized several things this week. Firstly, my garden is not at all what I wanted it to be this year, this is ok. Yes, I dropped the ball with it, yes it is full of weeds, but my tomatos are still growing, as is my corn and I think I even counted 3 potato plants that have survived. The weeds will be there tomrrow when I have time to deal with them, and I have a heck of a good start on seeds for next year, squash, cucmbers, sweet corn, green beans, all ready and waiting.
Secondly, everyone is entitled to their opinion, but that does not mean it is engraved in stone. Often times, others offer us their opinion, and a lot of the time they do not know the full extent of the situation. A small vicory for you, that you are pleased about, may seem the exact opposite to them. They do not understand the struggle you have faced getting to that point, and that is ok. Take their words and grow! Apply the wisdome they offer and be open minded to improving yourself. Where do you have to go but up?
Everyone’s life is different, and I cannot hold myself to some one else’s standards, because my daily walk is different. I see things others have done, or accomplished and sometimes, I get down on myself. This is wrong of me. I have accomplished many things myself, personal goals that are important to me. I do not need to compare myself to someone else, I need to be the best person I can be, in the daily walk that I have. If that means my journal is practical instead of gorgeously doodled, that is ok. I have always been about functionality and sometimes you just have to let go of the unnecessary glamour and glitz, there are more important things in my life right now.
Sometimes, you have to take care of yourself. I have been working many hours a day all summer long, and this week hay has not been able to be cut, so I have taken some time for myself. That is ok. If I do not take care of myself a little bit, I will not be able to ride, train, work, operate equipment, my body needs maintenance just like the horses I ride and the machinery I run. I take much better care of my horses than I do myself, I always have, but sometimes my body needs attention too. No, those of you that know me are saying you didn’t get a manicure did you? No, I did not, nor a pedicure or anything even remotely close to that, but this week I have been address the daily pain that I live with, and right now, sitting here, I am feeling better than I have in a long time.
Hopefully this post encourages you. to be the best you that you can be! Because there is no one out there that can duplicate or replicate you! God created each of us for a purpose and it does not help us to compare ourselves to others especially when they are heading a totally different direction than we are. God has a perfect plan for your life, and for mine, if we will follow His steps to prepare accordingly, all the pieces will fall easily together. Keep on trucking!