Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Just Like You



Do you have days when you wonder if you're doing this life thing right? Do you browse the web, find awesome blogs {there's no shortage of those out there!} and feel that you can't possibly measure up? There are some fabulous women out there throwing extraordinary parties and documenting them in step-by-step tutorials, turning their dilapidated basements into dream rooms, there's no shortage of here's-how-you-do-it webinars, mercy, everyone's writing a New York Times best seller it seems. Do you ever come away from all that and wonder, I'm not measuring up, am I? 

I do.

We're not all extraordinary in the same ways. Some of us are extraordinary in more subtle, less flashy ways, but still, just as mighty in purpose, maybe even more so. It wouldn't make a very good webinar, but boy I'm good at camping adventures, if I do say so myself. Now, if I could just get my teenage daughters to appreciate this gift of mine, why, I'd be on cloud nine!

It's hard to not be envious of the abilities of others. It happens to me all the time. To be honest, I don't peruse blogs as often as I once did. That's weird to hear coming from a blogger  isn't it???? It's hard sometimes to control my green.  

So, when you visit here, keep in mind that I don't have it all going on, that my floors are covered in dog fur and legos most all  of the time, and that invariably, I do over-salt the kale and burn the cornbread, why, sometimes it won't even come out of the pan. Some days, my failures far outweigh my successes. You too?

See, I am just like you {smile}.


6 comments:

  1. Sharing your human side, your vulnerabilities, with us is pretty extraordinary and being able to relate to so many of the things you share keeps me interested and coming back. ;)

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    1. What a beautiful comment and so appreciated this morning. Thank you so much for dropping by!

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  2. I love your blog and the things you write. You home is sweet and creative and very inspirational.

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    1. I'm so very grateful for your visit today! Have a wonderful rest of the week!

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  3. I love this little reminder that perfection is not what it's about. It's about finding beauty in ourselves....doing exactly what God created us to do:)

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  4. LOL- Amy! Oh, I hear you! We are all such good promoters of other's abilities and basically ignore our own sometimes. I fall so far short of others that blog. I used to "try" to keep up but now I am just ME with all my quirks and weirdness. Wasn't it Popeye who said - I am who I am....yeah...that's me. Perfectly imperfect---just like YOU! Have a great day- xo Diana

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