My daughter called me from her mom’s tonight. She was upset because she had fallen out of a hammock and her back was sore, but the larger concern was that she would be last in the line up a hill for a sunset hike. I had to remind her that it doesn’t matter where you are in the line, as long as you keep moving forward you’re going to reach the same destination as everyone else and have the same overall experience.
When she messaged me afterwards and I asked how the hike went, she said it went good.
I’m glad she pushed through it and reached the top of the hill. Without a larger perspective on life, it’s too easy to get overwhelmed and suffocate yourself from moving forward. I’m glad she thought to reach out to me and I could help her in a small way to feel more confident in her abilities.