The Eagles have not looked as sharp as earlier in the season but they are still winning games. Unlike hockey and soccer, a win is a win no matter what the score is. There aren’t extra points for beating a team by three touchdowns versus one.
Here’s one of my weird sport analogies again. It’s the same with holidays and things we and I know myself are guilty of comparing with others. Whether I cooked the food myself or someone else did, it’s still a Thanksgiving dinner. If my Christmas tree is up already or not getting put up until a few days before Christmas, it’s up and doesn’t matter.
Social media leads us to compare so many things and feel this pressure to get things done or done better than everyone else. And the reality is it doesn’t matter. What you can get done with your family isn’t the same I can get done with mine and so what? I have five kids and Chris and I work full time so there’s not time to prepare fancy meals or decorate the house extensively for the holiday or have the exact same outfits for the family for pictures, so it’s good or close enough.
Did we get where we needed or wanted to go, good. Do we have food and clothes for the kids, good. Do we have presents for the kids. Good. And when they get wrapped or how well we match doesn’t matter, it’s good enough.
It doesn’t matter if the Eagles grind out a sloppy win at the last minute against the Colts or blow out the Vikings in dominating fashion, all they get is a win in the win column and hopefully one step closer to a playoff berth and home field advantage.
There’s also something to getting things done even if not in an impressive way. A few years ago when Clemson won the football national championship I remember saying to my dad toward the end of the season, Clemson barely beat so and so and had a lot of close games, so they can’t be that good. And my dad said, but they find ways to win. Good teams win games. The fact that they keep winning shows they are good.
And he was right, Clemson went onto win the National title that year. So my point is simply don’t get caught up in being the first to have you decorations up or Christmas cards out,don’t worry if your kids aren’t perfectly coordinated for photos or if you didn’t cook a single dish for the holidays. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter.
A win is a win and that’s good enough.
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