At the beginning of Feb, I slipped on the snow as I was walking home from my neighbor’s house & I banged up my ankle really bad. I don’t consider myself to be very wimpy but I knew that I had hurt myself pretty bad – like having to crawl instead of walking bad. After xrays, the Dr said it was just a bad sprain & that it would take time to heal. When she said “time”, my mind translated this to mean a few days or maybe 2 weeks, because that’s a LONG time! Now that we’re almost 2 MONTHS later, I’m still having some challenges.
But here’s the good news & this is where I want to encourage you: even though I didn’t go very far nor fast, I ran outside yesterday & my ankle did pretty well. Afterwards, I was talking w a friend & we encouraged each other that a little bit is better than nothing. This idea about “a little bit” has huge value in LOTS of areas of our lives:
- a little bit of forgiveness is moving in the right direction
- a little bit of patience can be more constructive than impatience
- a little bit of exercise can help to set us up to do a little more
- a little bit of genuine love has immeasurable power to transform
When we start with nothing, a little bit can help us to get moving in the right direction 🙂