Susan finishes by asking "What helps you fight your daily battle?"
I've got a list, that I will share with you below, but I've thought about this question a lot. I think that all of us probably have those one or two things that we do every day, because it's part of what makes our world work. It's kind of therapeutic for me actually, to realise the things in my life that have this sort of role. Now I'm going to consciously come up with more "helps", because it's almost like setting a goal with a built in achievement, (almost) no effort neccessary. Mini goals, mini achievements, major feelings of accomplishment.
I guess these "helps" are to help me realise how much I do with my days when it doesn't seem to add up to too much else. So, what helps me with my daily battle (this is the list that I've extended as I've come up with more)?
-Make the beds.
-Get up on time. (Trying to sleep in when little children are already awake is pointless. It doesn't mean I don't try sometimes.)
-Shower and get dressed.
-Make my hair look acceptable.
-Remember to feed everyone lunch. (Because Sadie naps over lunchtime sometimes I forget her. It means she eats dinner really well!)
-Pray in the morning. (I find it really hard to remember this one, so if I manage to, it's a victory.)
-Have a cooked breakfast.
-Cook a meal for dinner that everyone likes and eats.
This list is primarily for myself, for my own gratification as I described before. I think comparing lists with anyone else would be detrimental to someone, if not everyone, because we'd all consider different things list-worthy and our lives are all full, just not of the same things.
But I would love to know, if you were to choose just one thing, "What helps you fight your daily battle?"