Grace for Myself

“I didn’t go swimming like I’d planned,” I told my mom this morning.

“That’s okay,” she said, and invited me to exercise with her.

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It’s easy to be motivated when things are going well. The hard part, of course, is going forward when I don’t feel like it.

Talking with my mom reminded me to extend grace to myself, and that got me back on track toward my goals.

I’m not exercising for just a day or until the next race; I’m exercising for good health—for life. I’m in this for the long haul.

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“But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” ~Philippians 3

Black mortarboard from College Without the Campus