#happinessproject Days 14-17 #growth
Today my youngest turned 5! It’s just amazing to me that certain things in life can feel like they happened just yesterday, while simultaneously feel as if they were a lifetime ago!
My little guy made me laugh last night. I told him when he woke up in the morning, he would be 5. He was a little nervous, (and giddy), and told me he didn’t want to be THAT big in the morning. 😆 He thought he’d wake up and be 6ft tall! Once I explained to him that growth didn’t happen all at once, but in small doses, he was a-ok and ready to sleep.
I thought it was beautiful that he was excited AND nervous about growing, and wise enough to know he wasn’t ready for it all at once.
Growth happens at the pace that is perfect for each of us. Mental growth, spiritual growth, growth in friendships and relationships, financial growth, career growth, etc.
We should allow ourselves to feel excited about growing, and perhaps a little nervous, and be happy with each small step toward our growth. Besides, can you imagine the growing pains all at once rather than a little at a time?!?! Focusing on how far we’ve come helps us to feel accomplished and, I don’t know about you, but when I feel accomplished, I feel pretty happy.