So, you may have noticed that I was pretty grouchy this week. I was not thrilled with life in general and had no real reason why. Nothing major happened this week... no one (that I know) lost their job, got sick, died, etc... but I still was in a funk of major proportion. Then, my cousin Heidi responded (via Facebook... its not a hallucination, I swear) and said the most accurate thing I have ever heard. "...someone will ALWAYS be skinner, prettier, have more, be funnier, be more organized, be more productive!! It is just the way life goes."
That statement has been hanging around in my brain since I read it, and you know what... that is so true. I could sit here and compare myself to my friends, relatives, neighbors, other bloggers, and people I don't even know and you know what... in some category or another I will always fall short. I don't have the great job that Homa has and I don't have the great pool that Lori and Jo have and I don't have the fantastic baby chicks that Laura has. I am not an uber popular blogger like Moosh in Indy or the other bloggers that I follow. But, there are people that have less than me, too. Moosh in Indy's writer is desperate to have another child but struggling, and in that realm, she could envy me. I got pregnant with Jack when I was ON BIRTH CONTROL. There is no doubt that I could have a gaggle if I wanted to. (How many is that, so I know if I get there?) But, her blog will always be better than mine.
So, I sat there and wrote out all the things that I fall short on, but I bet there are things that I am good at, too. I would guess I am better at some stuff than other people are (and when I come up with something, I will let you know). So, a little perspective and suddenly life seems a whole lot easier. Or, I could follow her other gem of wisdom, "surround yourselves with losers to make yourself feel better." Actually, that might be the better plan after all!!!!