124 – “I’ve managed to f@$% sh*t up in shockingly impressive ways…”

Hey mama. This is Mama’s Daily Dose. I’m Meghan Q Barrett of allyoumama.com. Happy Thanksgiving. And I am so grateful that you took a little break from all your prepping or whatever it is you need to get done today, to spend some time to connect with. A quick reminder to write down the three things that you are grateful for. I mean, it’s Thanksgiving, after all. So even if you haven’t done the challenge this month, do it today. And even though it is a holiday, I like to keep in theme with our Thursday quotes. And the quote today comes from Jenny Lawson and her book Broken (In the Best Way Possible,) “I’ve managed to F sh*t up in shockingly impressive ways, and I’m still considered a fairly acceptable person.” Let’s get moving, before we get interrupted.

This is one of those quotes that just reminds you, you are not alone. We are all human. We’re all going to make mistakes. We’re all going to eff up at some point in our lives. But you know what, that still makes you a fairly acceptable person. I’ve made lots of mistakes in my life, I’ve said lots of things that I probably shouldn’t have said. But to most people, I’m still a well respected person. Some people may think that I’m not, but you know what, that’s their thing, not mine. And just know that you’re going to make those mistakes, you’re going to mess up. But it’s what you take from that moving forward. That’s going to make the difference. On Monday, we talked about gratitude for the past and past experiences, and that everything in your life has brought you to where you are now. And instead of feeling guilty or putting all of your energy on past experiences. Just be grateful that they brought you to where you are now. And what is something that you can take from that that was given to you that you can learn. So you can apply that to the future and become a better person in the future become the person that you really want to be in the future. And know that you are not immune to making mistakes, you are not immune to effing stuff up because it is going to happen. But just know that it happens to everyone. And it is how you look at that situation. And what you extract from that situation that is either going to make you grateful, or living in the past. And what would you rather do? Do you want to stand there? Living in the past and reliving the same experiences over and over again and beating yourself up over those things? Or do you want to take the lesson, take the experience and put it towards the future? A lesson for you a lesson for your kids. A lesson for anybody you come across in the street.

Mama, you are not alone in motherhood. You are not alone in life. We’re all humans. We’re all along this journey called life and we’re gonna mess it up. But there’s no way to totally mess it up. There’s going to be a little blips along the road, but you know what? So is life. Have an amazing Thanksgiving. Find one thing that you are grateful for today and focus on that because I know sometimes Thanksgiving can be super stressful with all the people and all the things. So when you start to feel a little overwhelmed, just focus on one thing that you are grateful for today and have a great day free of mama guilt because you deserve it.

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