Days Like Today

Days Like Today

I don't have to remind you guys that life can be tough. Sometimes we can get lost in the enormity of it all. We can let it overcome us. We've all seen people who have decided to do that. They're the ones we see on the side of the road, holding up signs and asking for money. The ones we see who just look angry at the world. Who commit crimes and then blame it on their circumstance.

Some days it would be so easy for me to give up and become one of them. To blame the world for all of my failures. To just give up and take the easy way out. I think I've done pretty well for myself so far. I graduated from high school. I've got my 2-year degree, with honors. I've held management positions. Maybe it wouldn't be so bad, if I just took a break for a while.

On days that I feel like this, my daughter waddles up to me, and looks at me and reminds me that I have no reason to complain. I have no reason to give up. I've just got to push a little bit harder for a little while longer. She doesn't need words. She just looks at me with those imploring eyes. Eyes that speak louder than any word could ever manage.

Six more classes. That's what it all boils down to. Six more classes and then I can graduate and really start living. I can be that woman that I always envied. The beautiful, intelligent woman who successfully balances her career and her family.The beautiful intelligent woman who looks at other women like me today, and reminds us that we can overcome our current situation. That obstacles are always temporary.

So, I'll keep pushing a little harder for a litter while longer. Because one day, my daughter is going to need my gentle reassurance that no matter what the circumstances, she is capable. She'll need me to firmly and wisely tell her what Helen Keller once said.  "Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." 

Despite having days like today, when the time comes for me to remind her, I'll be ready.

XOXO Reese


  1. Keep at it Reese, you won't regret it! I went back to school and graduated when my daughter was 4. She remembers and now she is adamant that she will never get married until after finishing school. It is the best gift you can give yourself and your daughter. You can do it!!!! ;)

    1. Thanks! I figure between my daughter and all the positive people I have surrounding me. There's no way I can fail.

  2. Great post, and so true! The biggest motivation we have is our children. You can do it! New follower :)

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