A few years ago I was in a terrible place, I was falling apart and really struggling to keep it together, I would cry myself to sleep some nights and then wake up, put on my make up. Many times I would look myself in the mirror and say these exact words ..You are a strong woman, you will be fine! put on the biggest smile and walk out.
I remember a girl walked up to me after church one Sunday and said, “oh my God I admire you, you are beautiful,Your life is Goals,I wish I was like you,” Holding back my tears I said to her honey, trust me you don’t want my life! You have no idea what it takes to be me!
They say the grass always looks greener on the other side, and sometimes we are RIGHT BUT a lot of times we are WRONG.
Right or wrong I have learnt to remember that what I see is not always the full picture.
The grass looks greener on that side Because..
It’s being watered as often and as long as should..
The beautiful fruits that you see her reaping, came from years of sacrifices, compromise, hard work, patience, disappointments, tears that you have no idea about.
People’s life seem easy because we can only see the public beautiful results of the hard work done in private.
Many times we miss this point and we find ourselves kind of rushing through life to get to that level we see and all we end up with is more frustration and overwhelming ourselves.
Maybe its just plastic grass…
The perfect life we think we see, may not be that perfect after all!
If the grass looks so green maybe the owner bought plastic grass, fixed it so well that from afar it looks like the real thing.
Imagine looking at your neighbor’s plastic grass and wondering to yourself, her grass looks so fresh but I never see her water it, I water mine all the time and yet mine wont look that great!
It’s the same way we look at other people’s made up lives and never see them suffer but it seems like they have it all.
There is no shame in struggle and difficult times, it is what makes us who we are, and there is nothing wrong with admiring others successes but lets not get carried away doing that and forget to bask in the beauty that is our own journey!
We all have a purpose, whether we know what it is or not, the path is different for all of us…lets not forget!