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Small victories are HUGE

I take heart in the small victories (and the big victories, but those are not as frequent or immediate), and I’m not sure that many people truly get why I’m so excited about such “small” accomplishments.

Life is difficult, and we are often burdened down by everyday events, so I make it a point to be mindful and present in everything. Opening doors, putting on that perfectly winged eyeliner, opening that morning protein bar, and walking while talking is all pretty effortless for able bodied people (well, the winged eyeliner may be a tad tricky!), but for me these things take so much effort, thought, and preparation. I’m certainly not a woe is me kind of person; I’m just trying to put things in perspective.

A month ago I came home from a long day of work to heat up my dinner which I had prepped that morning. It was late and I was exhausted. I quickly realized I had forgotten to ask my caregiver to open the Alfredo sauce….nothing better than alfredo less chicken Alfredo, yum!! With much persistence, and my strong deltoids (thanks, Becky) I opened the jar! Super simple for the able bodied person, but for me it was HUGE; something I have never been able to do before. Jokingly, yet half seriously, I told my friend that this must be how I’ll feel when I get engaged!

These are the “small” victories I live for, and I am thankful for it all.

⤵️the opened Alfredo jar 🙌🏽

Xoxo Jess

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