How many times have you directed those words at yourself after making a mistake? We are so much harsher on ourselves than on anyone else. In fact, you probably would never even consider calling someone else an idiot - unless it is yelled (along with a few other choice words) in the privacy of your car when someone cuts you off in traffic.
As you may have imagined, this post is the direct result of an incident yesterday, in which I was upset with myself. Beyond the physical injury (yes, it was that kind of mistake), I was beating myself up pretty badly for ruining intended plans (we were on the eastern side of the State visiting my sister-in-law) and for inconveniencing my family.
After a bit, while sitting in a bed in the Plattsburgh E.R. waiting for them to determine that I had dislocated my arm (thankfully, not broken my humerus), I realized how dumb it was to condemn myself for an accident. Yes, it probably could have been prevented if I had tied my laces instead of just shoving my feet into my hiking boots for the short distance to retrieve my coffee from the car. However, the fact that the lace got caught in the step, causing me to trip and land face-first in the gravel driveway, was not intentional.
When you can realize that life is simply a series of mistakes, treat each of them as a valuable learning experience, and then move forward with all of that accumulated wisdom, you will understand that you are perpetually creating new and better versions of yourself.
This current rendition of me is incredibly grateful and humbled to have Mike (my hubby), my family, and all of my DRC Peeps in my corner. I will be calling on them over the coming weeks to assist me with the simplest of tasks - not the least of which will be tying my shoes.
The DRC-East families are continuing to raise money for a furnace for the facility that hosts us in Lawrenceville. The GoFundMe page is active and they are selling 50/50 raffle tickets until the drawing on November 5th. Get in touch to purchase your tickets.How many times have you directed those words at yourself after making a mistake? We are so much harsher on ourselves than on anyone else. In fact, you probably would never even consider calling someone else an idiot - unless it is yelled (along with a few other choice words) in the privacy of your car when someone cuts you off in traffic.
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