A few days ago, I was having, what I saw, to be hard day. I cried all morning and couldn't seem to pull myself together to face the day. Later that same day, I felt guided to check my email which led me to several blogs that have literally changed my life. Before now, I have always thought of time spent on reading others blogs as being time wasted, so I have never really read anyone's blog. Oh how these few hours I spent reading have changed this opinion.
I feel I have been so caught up in my own life, and my own problems, my own goals, that I have not even thought about what those around me might be going through. My eyes have been opened, my heart has been touched, and I have a renewed desire to get outside of myself and help ease the burdens of those around me by being a true friend - who is more concerned about what is going on in the lives of those around me, than what is going on in my own. We are here to serve, to learn from our own trials so that we may give of ourselves and what we have been taught when our friends and family need our strength.
I feel so blessed to be surrounded by such amazing people. People who inspire and uplift me and make me realize that we are not here only for ourselves, but for each other - We are here to help and lift one another. We must bear one another's burdens, and comfort those who stand in need of comfort. I do not want to make this blog portray my "perfect" life that it seems everyone wants us believe they have, nor do I want it to be doom and gloom about all my problems. I want people to know that I am no better than anyone else. Life is not a contest of whose kids are better dressed, who has a prettier house, or who drives the nicest car. I don't want anyone to ever read my blog and compare themselves to me - To think what a perfect life I have and wish their life could be as good as mine. I know I have done it - I have compared my life to another around me and thought, "If only my life could be as happy and perfect as theirs." Well, I have come to realize, that no one has that fairy tale perfect life. No matter what it looks like on the surface, you will never know the hurts and struggles that are going on behind the scenes. The key is to be grateful for what we HAVE been given, for all that we DO have. If we focus on that, only more good can come.