Celebrate Every Tiny Victory

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?

2 thoughts on “Celebrate Every Tiny Victory

  1. Shelbie says:

    Hi there! I am just getting my own blog started but I too have CRPS. My right foot and ankle are affected by it. I must say, I feel I will be spending a bit of time on your blog checking things out! It also seems like we might have quite a bit in commong 🙂

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