I Did Everything

I Could

Awarded To An Individual For Doing Everything They Had The Capacity to Do At The Time to Solve a Problem

A Little Something to Cheer You On

You notice I didn't say,

“Awarded for Doing Everything that could possibly be done.”

We can only do what we can do.

And we know.

Deep down, we know...if we gave it everything we had and tapped every internal and external resource available to save a thing or do a thing before moving on, putting it out there, or letting it go.

Regardless of what it looks like to others, this is not giving up; it's letting it be because we had no more energy to give it.

We got very comfortable with, “This will be good enough”.

And we know.

Whether it worked out or not. There is peace in knowing we gave our full effort.

Maybe it's not what someone else could have done. Hell, maybe it's not even what we could do now that we are older and wiser.

But, in that time, in that space, with the capacity we had, we gave it our all to endure.

And there is honor in that. 


Find a glorious sunset spot.

Prepare yourself some lovely homemade lemonade and use sparkling water. If you just need something to be easy, purchase a bottle of sparkling lemonade or use a mix.

Toast to you for turning those lemons to lemonade. Watch the bubbles rising as a testament that it all goes up from here.

Experience the sunset as Mother Earth’s daily reminder that change is beautiful.

Get a good nights rest.

Get up the next day before dawn and prepare coffee the way you like it. And if you don’t like coffee, make tea.

Watch in reverence as the sun rises and know that now, the light is coming.  

As you released what was not working, you have now made room for and activated a whole new era of possibilities.

As you sip the coffee, let it remind you that you’ll have the energy to do whatever it is you need to do next.

Allow yourself to hope about the next.  This is a very big deal.

Suggested Celebration Music:

1. “Love You Once Made”-Valerie June

2. “Lover’s Cross”-Jim Croce

3. “Unwritten”-Natasha Bedingfield

4. “Break the Shell”-India Arie


See Spotify Playlist: The Soul Success Medals for Humanity