"I know no one gave you explicit permission, but you are allowed to work at less than maximum capacity today. Tomorrow, too if that’s how the day goes. Are you okay, though? Did you get enough sleep? Maybe tomorrow lets try and get some sunshine for 15 minutes, and even go for a walk if the weather’s nice. I know it feels like your to-do list is longer than you can manage. But the good news is you don’t have to do it all perfectly today. And I know it’s so hard to focus right now for some reason. Give yourself some grace, it’s been a hard year. Want to make a smoothie for breakfast tomorrow? We can have a cookie that the neighbors brought over, too. You are good enough, even if you aren’t productive today. It’s tempting to feel so guilty, but here I am forgiving you. You are doing such a good job and I am so proud of you. Love you dearly. Now go and get some sleep." - SB


original work on canvas

12 x 12 x 1.25