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Last month’s Hearts at Home blog hop was all about Love Your Failures. I thought it was difficult to write about my failures. But this month’s topic is even more difficult- Love Your Triumphs.
I’m not very good at pointing out what I’m doing well. When I do, it seems like I’m bragging. So I seldom take time to think about anything I’m doing well, to love my triumphs. When I began to think about it for the blog hop, I wasn’t really sure where to go. I hesitate to list out things I think I’m doing well for several reasons.
(1) How do I know I’m doing well? Am I measuring against other people? If my standard for “triumphing” is because I’m better than someone else, then I don’t think that’s Biblical.
(2) As soon as I say out loud that I’m good at something or that I did something well, then I’m mess up in that area. “I did a very good job training my children to help around the house.” Thirty minutes later, I’ll have kids refusing to do their chores.
(3) I’m afraid of exaggerating. I have a tendency to spin a tale in my favor. I don’t deliberately lie, but I sometimes catch myself embellishing, and I have to stop and consider the truth.
So, how can I celebrate my triumphs?
First, I went to the source, the dictionary definition of “triumph.”