When you’re slogging through a difficult situation, whether it’s a job you hate, recovering from an addiction of any sort, a health crisis, or a husband whose idea of humor is unrepeatable anti-religious jokes*, it’s important to keep it in perspective. The question to ask yourself is not, “Can I do this every day for the rest of my life?” That’s too overwhelming and a great way to get yourself put in a straitjacket. I don’t know about you, but that doesn’t sound like an improvement to me.
No, the question to ask yourself is, “Can I do this just one more day?”
And each time I say yes, it’s a little victory.
*I don’t mean to imply that DH does this all the time. There was one recently that got under my skin and precipitated a mini-argument, thus the blog post.