Monica loaned me this book, and I was so encouraged by this brief statement: "Don't believe for a second that a small step in the right direction is a pointless exercise." Sometimes even small steps can feel difficult, and I was reminded to not give up hope and to persevere.
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. James 1:2-5
A step forward, even a small one, is still moving forward. It reminds me of the concept of "imperfect progress" from this book. Something for me to keep pondering and aspiring to . . .
(above pic is of adorable boots that Naomi recently outgrew)