Courage. This is what Kristin from Peace, Love and Muesli reminded me I need to have while Giovanna is teething and mostly not sleeping at night. Since I cannot nap during the day (when Gigi usually crashes out), I am seriously exhausted. At my wit’s end. Just ask my husband.
How am I supposed to be a productive member of society? How am I supposed to build my business and write and blog and exercise and clean my house and cook dinner and do laundry? Most importantly, how can I lovingly care for my daughter when I am too tired to play?
The answer is caffeine. And, of course, courage.
I started taking many deep breaths. Inhaling courage and exhaling the knot in my throat that twists and tangles my mood. I am sipping my green tea and pondering the following words about courage and doing everything I possibly can to keep my baby happy. Even if I’m not a perfect mother or entrepreneur or friend or writer or whatever.
I am giving myself a break and newly appreciating exactly where I am at this moment.
This blogging hobby is great therapy.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear. ~Ambrose Redmoon
Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes Courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow. ~Mary Anne Radmacher
Sometimes even to live is an act of Courage. ~Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters to Lucilius
Courage can’t see around corners, but goes around them anyway. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. ~C.S. Lewis