I am constantly reading blogs and/or facebook posts about how people are so lucky, and so in love with live, and how everyone at home is sooooo supportive of them and their endeavors. Well, let’s get real for a minute. I generally think the people posting over and over again that “Life is sooooo GOOD!” are
lying wistful thinkers. I immediately think they are trying to convince us, the reader, that their life is in fact as good as they would like it to be or possibly even more so, they are trying to convince themselves. Please forgive me if your life really is “Soooooo Good!”. Congratulations. Really. I am happy for you. Cheers to all of your Sunshine & Rainbows!Life for the rest of us isn’t “always” sunny. In fact, we sometimes (gasp) struggle. We struggle with motivation, we struggle with our needs vs desires, we struggle with time management, we struggle with $$, we struggle maintaining sanity and not taking out our frustrations on others, we struggle with MAKING IT HAPPEN, we struggle with the fact that our hubby’s aren’t standing on the sidelines of every long run with the pom-poms. Our lives are REAL and sometimes that means real complicated. And messy.
I’m okay with that. I don’t expect you to be perfect and please, don’t expect it of me or others in your life. Know that it’s okay if your life doesn’t look as good on paper as your neighbors. Know that it’s okay if you have to struggle to MAKE IT HAPPEN. The important thing is that you are out there making the effort and trying. Yesterday may not have been the best but focus on making today better. And know that each day you get a fresh start to do things differently than you did yesterday.
I encourage you to thank the Lord for the gifts you have been given. I encourage you to acknowledge and accept that we are all different, have different lives and different circumstances. I encourage you to Make It Happen FOR YOU, regardless of who is in your cheering section.
Cheers, Amanda – TooTallFritz firstname.lastname@example.org