I just came across this amazing blog post...If you have a few minutes, it is really worth reading! Here are some excerpts to sum it up in a nutshell:
"Every time you do something good, something kind, something productive, it’s a drop in your Bucket of Awesome. You don’t lose drops for every misstep. You can only build. You can only fill.I think that we as moms feel guilty about every little mistake or thing that we do wrong or think that we do wrong. I know I would be a much better mom if I focus on the positive and Awesome things that I do each day instead of the negative. Drop by drop and little by little is all that it takes!
When I started thinking about my life in terms of adding these little Drops of Awesome for every tiny act of good, I found that I was doing more and more of them because it’s a lot more fun to do good when you’re rewarded with joy, rather than being guilted about every failure in your past.
In the end, it’s really about allowing yourself to feel joy and allowing yourself to be proud of the small victories of life. This builds momentum and you want more drops in your bucket and when you don’t get as many, you pick yourself up and say, “What can I do next?”
“Now ye may suppose that this is foolishness in me; but behold I say unto you, that by small and simple things are great things brought to pass; and small means in many instances doth confound the wise.” (Alma 37:6)
Small and simple. Tiny drops. Go forth. Be Awesome."