I read this in The Happiness Project and I haven't been able to stop thinking about it. I think these days discipline and consistency have come to be overlooked characteristic traits. If you consistently get good grades or you are disciplined to get to the gym every day or if you make your husband dinner every night, those practices come to be expected and are rarely praised or even noticed. But, if once in a blue moon, a student gets one A, or if you finally get around to going to the gym after a long absence, or if you make your husband or family dinner once in six months, then people are quick to notice and give praise for doing such a wonderful thing. Of course it is great when someone makes the effort to do something that they normally don't, but let's not forget about the people who are putting in the effort every. single. day.
I want to be the type of person who encourages consistency instead of overlooks it. I also think this is a helpful reminder for when you're stuck in the daily grind. It might seem routine, but if you're showing up to work every day and doing what you're supposed do and doing it well, that is valuable. If you're at home changing diapers and chasing kids and folding laundry every day, that is valuable. Let's do a better job of recognizing the value and importance of the things we do every day!
So that's where my mind has been lately... take it as a little food for thought for your Friday :) I hope you have a great weekend!