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Sunday, May 6, 2012


Don't you just hate the perfect mom?  She is attractive, athletically trim, neatly dressed, has perfect well behaved children and everything seems to be going ... perfectly.  Guess what?  The perfect mom doesn't exist.  Really.  We do ourselves a huge disservice by comparing ourselves with others.  We see the public face of a person and think they don't have a care in the world.  We don't know their struggles.  We don't know the pain they might be going through.  We don't know the difficulties they might have with their children or husband.  We don't know the financial problems they might be dealing with.  We just don't know. 

When we compare ourselves with others we tend to compare our weaknesses with their strengths.  That's not exactly fair to you or them.  Instead of comparing, maybe we would be happier if we treated people with the same consideration we would have them give us.  Genuinely compliment other people on their successes and be a support during their struggles and don't worry about what you see on the outside.  Learn to get to know the person within.

Who knows?  There could be people who look up to you and admire the job you are doing with your family!


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