I'm REALLY good at hitting brick walls. Seriously - stellar performances. I once was hit in the head by a steel door 7 times consecutively, the last 3 being me trying to stand up and get on the other side of the door. I was at work and believe it or not, the accident report they filled out actually said, "Cause of Accident: Blonde at roots".
If there's one thing I'm good at, it's being stubborn - stubborn and stuck in my ways. Sometimes we get the motivation to move forward and after the initial few days, you begin to fizzle out. The kids get sick, the husband keeps you busy, the weekend happens and the next thing you know you're completely off track.
When that happens in my house, I like to go watch this portion of one of my very favorite movies, Meet the Robinsons.
(YouTube hates me today and won't let me imbed the video - sorry, you'll just have to do this the old fashioned way and actually CLICK on the link.)
So, when you get stuck, it's time to "Keep Moving Forward". We get all caught up in the failure to do something and forget about the successes we've had.
I remember when I was receiving my first training in sales. I received an excellent piece of advice. "No is not a personal statement of your self-worth, it is merely the answer to your question." I propose the same to you. Falling off the wagon is not a personal statement of your self-worth, your abilities as a wife, your standing in God's eyes, or anything else. What TRULY matters is where you go from there, not what you have already done.
So, if you've fallen off the bandwagon, "keep moving forward" and if you haven't, good for you! I hope someday when you need this pep talk, you remember it's still here.
Getting just 1-2 extra things off your list every day will make a MAJOR impact very quickly, so hang in there and stay the course! Tomorrow we begin the double digits!!!! Oh, and don't forget, we're still doing the St. Jude Novena for those who hopped on board yesterday!