People tell you to dream big
but maybe it’s the tiny dreams that matter.
Sometimes my dream
is just to make it through the day.
I wrote these lines a few weeks ago and have been waiting for more words to come to mind, words that would sound more positive and hopeful. (I shared in my last post that I’ve been dealing with a bout of increased pain–more than my usual baseline of chronic pain, which I’ve learned to manage.)
I’ve decided to stop waiting for any profound insights because I’m really at a pretty basic level on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs right now. So, I’ve decided to take my own advice and focus on the tiny dreams:
- When I feel tired, I will rest.
- When I feel hungry, I will eat.
- (And I’ll try not to get the previous two mixed up.)
- When I feel sad, I will let myself cry.
- When I feel happy, I will let myself smile.
- When I need help, I will ask.
- Regardless of how I feel, I will be kind.
- I will remind myself that my blog is called The Self-Compassion Project!
Most of all, I will remember that tiny dreams are still dreams. All dreams matter.