My good friend Jeff put this on his Facebook status last month. I absolutely loved it and it came at such a perfect time for me! Read and be enlightened:
Let the good Reverend holla at you all for a moment. Facebook is the greatest show on earth, but make no mistake about it. It’s a show. It’s 3 card monte. It’s smoke and mirrors. It’s the ultimate dog and pony show. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some facebook, but let’s keep it real. Facebook is a photo of Sunday’s lobster dinner and not Monday-Saturday’s hamburger helper and tacos. Some facebook members stress over people’s pages. Don’t. Behind some of those smiling portraits are lives of quiet desperation. Be careful what you wish for and be happy with what you have. I love facebook. There’s nothing wrong with capturing the highlights, but for every highlight is 7 innings of boring. Celebrate the good times. Enjoy the show.
When he posted this I was currently feeling jealous of everyone’s beautiful vacation pictures, nights out, amazing dinners and happy smiles abound! I felt I possibly lived the most boring life ever (okay, I kind of do)! Anyway, he changed my thinking because he is totally right…nothing is always as it appears! I have a GOOD life and as boring as it is….it is filled with a LOT of blessings! I am very lucky and can always use a good reminder…thanks so much Jeff!
This looks like the perfect image of a completely cute, innocent toddler (our little Cesar) taking a stroll through his Grandma’s garden….right?!
In all actuality, 30 minutes before this, Cesar had stolen a Hershey bar one of the older kids had laid on a chair. He sneaked it into the backyard and managed to open it by himself and devour it. He came back looking like this. No one wanted to touch him or pick him up because he was covered in sticky, gooey chocolate…so he took a stroll over to Grandma’s garden! (Would you have guessed looking at the first photo he was suffering from a serious stealing problem?)
Sometimes these kids are the best of friends!
Plenty of times they’re NOT!
Important lesson for today…things aren’t always as they appear. We all have our ups and downs! That’s what makes this life interesting!