My Stella is a glorious, wise 14 year old. Being her momma is an honor, and she makes life more fun.
She and I were on the bikes at the gym this morning. It was the last 1/2 of my workout and my mind started it’s little “I don’t wanna” conversation. My legs are burning, I can’t, this is too hard, etc.
I looked over at Stella and she is peddling hard. Her expression was sheer determination. She caught my eye, took out one earbud and said, “mom, your ride is almost finished, you need to dig in and push through to beat yesterday’s mileage!
And all of a sudden, I forgot about my negative inner dialogue, dug in, pedaled hard and pushed through.
That Stella is a tough coach but a natural motivator. I was thankful for her encouragement (a little scared too!).
Tonight I’m laying in bed making a mental list of all the things I have or have not pushed through. I can’t think of one thing that didn’t have more value as a result of my pushing through the temporary discomfort or pain to get to the other side.
Just a little encouragement…remember the pain or discomfort can act to propel us to a higher level and help us learn so much.