I remember crying on the kitchen floor because I was so overwhelmed by having to clean the kitchen before making dinner. I was afraid that not putting in enough effort would force my husband to leave me.
He found me crying and I explained how I was feeling to him.
He hugged me and tried not to laugh at how silly and irrational those fears were.
He told me to put in a frozen lasagna and take a break.
I was dumb founded. I’d carried those fears for so long. I’d put all my sense of worth in how hard I was working around the house. I felt like an absolute failure because my best never seemed to be enough to get everything done.
And here my husband was, not even caring about how hard I worked – he just wanted me to be happy.
“I’d rather the house be a mess, than for you to be miserable all the time” – my loving husband.
Friend, I’m saying the same to you – I’d rather your house be a mess, I’d rather your dinner be simple, I’d rather you choose the easy option, than for you to keep breaking down and crying because you feel so unworthy.
When we let the little things be easy, we have so much more time and energy to focus on the big things.