When will all we do in a day be enough? Wake up earlier. Eat better. Sweat more. Make more money. Smile more. Be the BEST parent. Friend. Husband. Wife. Did you get all of your water in today? Did you help someone else? Maybe you were barely getting by today. Maybe you feel lucky you made it out of bed, and showered. 

When will you feel like you completed your day in goals and wants and needs? Do you ever go to bed saying, “Today was perfect…” I will guess, not very often. 

So, my question to you is this. When will what you did today be enough? If your answer is never, then keep scrolling. I’m challenging you to open your mind. Open up to the possibility that if one day out of the week is good, then that should be good enough.

You try hard. You wake up wanting to look the best, smell good, work hard, live the fullest and at the end of the day YOU want to lay your head down knowing you tried your best. But…. Do you? Do you appreciate all you’ve done that day? Do you pat yourself on the back? Do you go to sleep with a smile? Doubtful. Why? Because we are always trying to keep up with the Jones’ or the most popular on Facebook or your best friend or a celebrity. Well, new flash…. That isn’t you. They aren’t you. They will never be you. 

Live your life. Every day, do your best. If you don’t appreciate all you do and REWARD yourself, you will continue to dig that never ending hole with no end in sight. 

Set your own goals. Reward yourself when you achieve them. Pat yourself on the damn back!! Smile at yourself in the mirror. Look at your life, your kids, your spouse. Do you contribute a large part of yourself to them every day? Yes you do. Pat yourself on the damn back. Give to you. Give to them. Give all you can. Appreciate. Reward yourself… Then, keep going.  ~A

~Our souls can become tired, very weary, of striving to grow, to do things well, to do our best at life, love, work if there is no reward. Our passion can wane if good is never good enough, and if the rewards and pleasure are always at bay- somewhere out in the distant future. If you find yourself beginning to resist working hard, doing well, striving for spiritual growth, maybe it’s because you’re neglecting to reward yourself for all you’ve already done. If you feel like the world offers no reward to you, maybe it’s because you’re not cooperating by rewarding yourself.~    -Melody Beattie, Journey to the Heart