You're the best. And don't you forget it. Or at the very least remind yourself very often.
If you're trying, you're the best woman (man), wife (husband), mother (father), cook, housekeeper, crafter, sewer, budgeter, giver, runner, business owner, fill in the blank here, that you can possibly be.
And don't short change yourself.
Now I'm not trying to show off here…and I'm not trying to earn praise. But I opened a box to a sewing machine that Mr. M bought me 3 years ago. For 3 years it sat in the corner of a room unopened. My hubs often commented that he was going to sell it since I wasn't making any use of it. Sure…I wanted to learn how to sew, but I had never sewn anything in my life and didn't think I could. Fast forward to the last couple months…
I made a layette from a favorite father's shirt for a newborn babe, and a dolly for that babe and my daughters…and niece…and a friend. And I love it! And I am the best at it!
Sure. They are not perfect. And with practice I'll improve. But they are the best I could do, and I am pretty proud of myself.
Too often I have heard my dear friends say (when they have received a compliment or given encouragement), oh I'm not that great…
Stop it! Because you are.