Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Encouragement

I strive to keep this blog as positive as possible. Or, when purely positive isn't possible, find the humor in it all.

Some days, though, require a little extra encouragement. A little mental boost to help us weather the muck of everyday... at least that's what I'm telling myself today.

So, with a bit of reservation, here is my note to self for today. Maybe some of it will apply to you, or maybe it will inspire you to give encouragement to the person who deserves it most in your life-- you.

XO,
ashleycita

Dear Self,

Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming.

Or, in non-fish, non-Disney terms, just keep moving.

You are not where you want to be today. And, frustratingly, it feels like you are not any closer to being where you do want to be than yesterday.

But, you are. Really, you are.

Yesterday, you ran an 11 minute mile. Today, you ran an 11 minute mile for a longer distance than yesterday. You are healthy and getting stronger. Progress. Movement. Closer to your goal of running a 5K.

Yesterday, you went to work. Today, you are at work. You are employed and earning money. Earning money that is allowing you to pay off debt. Progress. Movement. Closer to your goal of being debt-free. Closer to being free.

So, please. Don’t be discouraged with yourself. They may seem like small steps, but they are still progress. They are still movement.

Each day you get closer. Just keep swimming.

Love,
Me

3 comments:

smile steady said...

Umm... are you sure you didn't write this letter to me?

I am seriously sending as much virtual encouragement your way as I can muster up right now. Best of luck with getting to where you want to go!

The Pittman's said...

this is perfect. i love it i think it's a reminder for us all :)

ashley-cita said...

:-) Thanks, ladies!

Sometimes, I think, we forget to be kind to ourselves. At least, I know I do.

Here's virtual encouragement to you, too. We can do it! Right?