One of the first things I do every morning after I wake up is change my daughter’s diaper. As the day goes on, I change diaper after diaper. Sometimes they’re stinky. Sometimes they’re super wet. Sometimes I wait a little too long to change them and they leak. I do this because it is a part of the process of parenting.
I look forward to the day when my daughter will be potty trained, but I don’t begrudge her the diapers she will use today.
What does this have to do with motivation? or Mondays?
We have to handle some problems in our life over and over again. It’s not because we didn’t do a good job the first time or because of some terrible force in the universe – they’re just a part of life.
Sometimes I feel like I’m doing something wrong or failing at life because I keep having a sink full of dirty dishes, laundry to fold and put away, bills to pay and a seeming endless list of things to take care of. I am trying think of these things the way I think about diapers. I don’t judge my daughter’s diapers for being dirty or my daughter for needing them. I am trying to extend the same courtesy towards myself and the other challenges I face in my life.
To sum up, for Motivation Monday – I challenge you to think about the things in your life that are like diapers. Perhaps there is an unpleasant task that you have to take care of on a recurring basis. Try to make it less personal. Just, clean it up, let it go and have a great day!