Does anyone else ever feel this way??
"She makes it look easy."
"How does she...? "
"Why can't I...?"
It's so easy to fall into that trap. Comparing yourself to others... wondering why your life doesn't look like theirs... asking how she manages to get ______ done, while you struggle with only ________.
This is so true. Nothing can steal your joy faster than comparing your life to someone else's.
There will always be someone out there who appears to have it better.
And appears is the key word there.
I love blogging.
I love reading blogs.
I love the friends that I have made through blogging.
I love the ideas and inspiration I get from other people's blogs.
But I also see the downside of reading blogs.
I try to keep things pretty real here.
I hope no one ever feels like I am only showing you the highlight reel.
I do show lots of pictures of happy, smiling kids.
But I also try to tell you things like... my goal for the last month has been to get through the mornings without yelling.
And I have been doing really, really well.
But I had to ask Corey to take over more of the responsibility at bedtime. Every night.
I was just done by then and was losing my temper way too much.
So the "no yelling" in the morning was probably just cancelled out by the frustration of bedtime.
He's been doing 90% of the bedtime routine most nights.
And I get to be a happy mommy who gives hugs and kisses and I love you's. And really means it.
I get an online devotional every weekday from Proverbs 31 Ministry. Last summer, they were advertising this book...
A novel for every woman who has looked at another woman’s life and said, “I want what she has,” She Makes It Look Easy reminds us of the danger of pedestals and the beauty of authentic friendship
I bought it. Read it. And reminded myself that it's not always true. The wife/mom/teacher/woman who makes it look so easy... often has some not-so-easy things going on in her life, too. Appearances can be deceiving.
Thank you, Julie, for letting me share this fun little print! It's perfect. And so true.
None of us have it all together.
I know I don't.
If you don't have it all together... if you struggle with comparing yourself to others... if you have ever found yourself thinking, "How does she....?" or "Why can't I... ?" then leave a comment.
I'll choose one of you at the end of the week and will send you my copy of "She Makes It Look Easy."
It's that easy! =)