Y is for “You’ve Got This”

by Pauline Reneaux

As we edge closer to the end of this unprecedented year, what I think it has taught us all in one way or another, is how to be a cheerleader. Sometimes, in the midst of it all, we just have to wake up each morning, pour a cup of coffee, and tell ourselves “you’ve got this.”

It doesn’t matter if you are married or single, sometimes we have to cheer ourselves on, pick ourselves up, in the middle of a pandemic/hurricane/season of unprecedented events. We have all had to “roll” with this year, and I don’t mean “roll a house” because we all know about the impact of the great toilet paper shortage of 2020. But, we have all had to learn that we just have to roll with what life brings our way. Sometimes this can lead to beautiful, unexpected blessings. Sometimes it may mean that we must face events in our lives that level us like the winds from a hurricane.

No matter where you find yourself at this moment, you’ve got this! Stop. Write this on a sticky note and put it on every mirror in your house if need be so you can remind yourself. Maybe you’re having to homeschool and you didn’t even like school as a kid. Maybe you found out 2020 is bringing you a new edition to your family that you weren’t expecting. Maybe you are
having to revamp your business model because 2020 has taken a toll on your client base. Maybe you find yourself with little left, emotionally, physically, spiritually … but I can promise you, you’ve got this.

Every. Every season changes. When we go through trying seasons, our friends can be our wings to help carry us through. Then, the best thing that we can do is to use our experiences in the different seasons in our lives to help others. Look around, do you see a family
member, friend, coworker, or maybe someone you just met going through something that you once experienced and needing you now? Let your journey help someone else see that they, too, have got this. They, too, will get through this time and this season. When we learn to be our own cheerleaders, then we are more capable of helping those around us. Everyone. Everyone could use a cheerleader right about now.

Use October to remind yourself and those around you that “you’ve got this.” You may just find that when November arrives you have so much more to be thankful for. Until next time…

Blessings, Pauline

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Y is for “You’ve Got This”