I am having so many comments thrown at me at the moment about my life being perfect!
Seriously? Perfect? Is that what you think? Really?
I have to laugh! I can see on one hand why people would think that: I have a husband who adores me, 2 fantastic teenagers, good friends who challenge me to be all I can be. We have a nice house, we travel a lot and I have a successful blog (well, mine and God’s definition of success anyway!!) I guess if you look at my Facebook page or my Instagram things do look pretty sweet! And I guess, really, they are. I for one, am certainly not complaining!
But I can tell you here and now, my life is not perfect! There are days where I struggle with who God has created me to be. There are days I don’t want to get out of bed, and there are days where nothing seems to go right. There are days where I don’t want to cook (ok, well that is most days!) and there are some days I even wished I was living somewhere else…... Just being honest!
But it’s like I wrote a couple of weeks ago (you can read about that struggle here) if I only focus on the negative things, I will find myself on a slippery slide of negativity and that is not who God has called me to be! There are so many things in my life that are great, why on earth would I focus on what is not quite right.
Sure, I share with a couple of close friends the struggles I go through, but the whole world doesn’t need to know if I am having a bad hair day, struggling with who I am or if the kids are driving me nuts!
There is so much negativity these days. You only have to watch the news, or for closer to home negativity, just check in with Facebook! Boy, you think the earth is literally falling on some people. So I for one, don’t want to add to it. I want to make a positive difference in this world, and that starts with me! The inner me, the outer me and the world in which I have influence. I want to be remembered as the girl who was encouraging, uplifting and always found the good in people. I want to be remembered as a positive, bright person, even when things weren’t quite going to plan.
So yes, I have hard times and no, my life is not perfect, but I have so much to be thankful for and so I choose to focus on that.
How about you?