Having a Hard Day?

I got up this morning EXHAUSTED! I was so tired last night after a long trip that I had a hard time functioning, including moving.

I had a hard time sleeping because I was so tired, I had a hard time getting up because I was so tired. I didn't make it to do hardly any of the extra responsibilities and plans I had for today. What now? I feel like resigning to the "bleh" day that it is. 

I went outside to pray and drink my coffee. It was lovely and warm and wet outside. The clouds still hiding the sun but the whole world seemed alive and happy. I was so tired I barely could put together a few sentences let alone a whole conversation with Jesus, but He hears my heart, so it's all good. 

Then the baby wouldn't sleep. An hour of trying, him going quiet and then starting to cry again. Waiting awhile, going back in, picking him up and trying again. I finally took my shower at eleven... and then gave in and got the baby up. 

My daughter was tired and snippy and only following half, if any, of every direction she was given. Complete with taking an HOUR to put away the dishes which was her chore today.

Needless to say, I'm not thrilled about today. Do you have days like that? I think we all do. First off, it's okay, we all have days that feel like they're just not good days. Second, it's okay to give yourself grace and just do the minimal. For me that's taking care of the baby and having my kids do their school. It's okay to have hard days. Third, just because part of the day is terrible doesn't mean it all has to be (I tell my daughter this often so I remind myself of it here). I can choose to let go of my expectation for the day and find the little joys. 

My baby eating the end of my mascara tube.
My daughter pulling out of her mood to get to her schoolwork.
The sun peaking through the clouds. 
Getting to sit here and write. 

Dear Mama, bad days come, hard days come. It's okay. Your still doing a good job! Your still making a difference. Your still changing the world!

How do you cope with your hard days? I'd love to hear them in the comments below! :)

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