Life is hard friends. Life is especially hard when you live with a chronic illness. Days and even weeks can blur by when we are in the middle of the fight. Everyday that goes by is a victory because it means you made it through the day, and because every day is a fight I want to document how I am chronically overcoming each day.
Powersheets have changed my life and have helped me work to intentionally to make sure I am not letting life pass by, but there are some days where I don’t have the strength to pick up my PowerSheets. (for more information on how I use my powersheets click here.) So how do I remember the big victories let alone the tiny ones?
Well I started a log. I came up with this idea during my summer refresh, and it has been SO helpful. Some days the victories were bigger than others, but it doesn’t matter- there was at least ONE VICTORY each day.
As you can see there are many tiny victories and looking through them makes me grateful and sometimes I even laugh. If we don’t laugh we will cry my friends! Here were some of my favorites:
- allowed God’s truth to overpower the world’s lies
- cleaned our bedroom
- didn’t throw up
- only fainted once 🤣
- got out of bed… to the couch 🤣
- bathed in brokenness and learned from it
- showered and had a pain free access
- didn’t turn on the tv until 3 pm
- folded laundry
- asked for help and allowed myself to not be okay
- enjoyed sunshine
- I didn’t cry today
- ordered 2020 PS
- keeping family traditions alive
These are just a few examples, but these little victories matter. To others they may not look like anything to be proud of yet I am so proud of them. There are days that are better than others, but it is nice to be able to hold a tangible list in my hand and see that even on the worst days I still came out with a victory.
What are some of your victories big or small that you are celebrating?