Nobody’s Life is that Awesome, pt. 2

Yesterday I was able to have coffee with a dear friend.

My friend is a successful singer, who currently has her business running out of her (absolutely adorable) lil’ duplex. She is artsy, fun, and going to travel all over the world in November.
And someone else is paying for it.

Jealous? Who would be jealous?? Little ol’ me??? Never.

And yet…as we began to talk, we realized we both wish we had parts of the other’s life.
She has an incredible job, I have an incredible husband.
She has a huge place that easily fits all of her beautiful things. I have a really cute and peaceful home that can’t collect too much clutter.

Somebody else’s life always looks so good from a distance, doesn’t it?

It took us a while to realize that we are actually in a very similar place (although in very different areas of our life). We are needing to trust Him for purpose and fulfillment in this season.

It took us a while to realize this because we were both talking about how “great” our lives were. Why do we always need to present the best part of ourselves to others? Why can’t we say “It stinks”?

Or, like we both did yesterday, “I need help”

Because we all need help, friends.
Nobody’s life is that perfect.

What about you? Is there a place in your life you need to be asking someone for help? Someone that you constantly compare yourself to?  How do you learn contentment? What helps you remember that nobody’s life is that awesome?

Learn to find joy in your own journey,
~ Melissa

PS. Here’s part 1 of this little thought I have going….

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Jennifer Clark on July 8, 2010 at 10:42 am

    C’mon, girl! Tell it like it is!! So, so true.

    Reply

  2. Posted by Rachel Highland on November 5, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Mel, you hit that right. Let’s talk soon… life’s had a bunch of greats and not-so-greats here in Korea~ Love you.

    Reply

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