These days, it feels like I have a new mantra:
Just do your best, Andrea.
When you forgot about a library book and ended up having to pay an overdue fine once you finally returned it… just do your best.
When you are too tired to make dinner, so now it’s leftovers two nights in a row… just do your best.
When the internet bill got paid late because you misplaced it under a mountain of junk on your desk at home… just do your best.
When you get home and find that the dog has pooped inside the house because you didn’t remember to take her out this morning… just do your best.
When the pancakes you made for your daughter’s breakfast scorched because you had to go change your baby boy’s diaper which soaked through to his clothes… just do your best.
When you’re a lousy friend and don’t even have the energy to send a “hello” text… just do your best.
When report cards are due at your work and you haven’t started filling them out yet… just do your best.
When you realize you forgot to give the cashier a coupon for an item you bought a few days ago… just do your best.
When you go to sleep at night and realize you haven’t praised God that day for your blessings… just do your best.
When your kids are counting on you to be a good mama but you just want to hide in the garage with a glass of wine or some chocolate…or both… just do your best, Andrea.