Thursday, May 24, 2012

Someone Wants What You Have...

It is soo easy to compare your life to someone else's, so easy to want what they have or to experience what they have experienced.
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But remember…

When you’re weary of fixing another meal and doing dishes yet again, somebody wishes they had food to put on the table.

When you’ve folded and put away a(nother) mountain of laundry, somebody wishes their children had proper coats and hats to wear to school.

When you’re groaning over the highest heating bill yet this year, somebody wishes they weren’t so cold.

When you’re losing sleep and gagging over a child’s stomach bug episode, somebody is praying for a miracle over her child’s hospital bed.

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When the exhaustion and nausea of the first trimester are about to do you in, somebody is weeping (yet again) over a negative pregnancy test.

When your headache intensifies over your teen’s college financial paperwork, somebody is visiting the site of her teen’s fatal wreck.

When you wake up to another cloudy, rainy day, somebody is praying for moisture to end a season of drought.

When you pick up your husband’s dirty socks and take out the trash because he forgot, somebody is wishing that for just a moment she didn’t have to do it all alone, all the time.

The next time your situation threatens to steal your joy, try to remember… somebody wants what you have.


I saw this post over HERE and had to share, because it is true. Not to mention the fact that soo many people suffer silently. You never know what someone is actually going through, so before you complain or think it will never end or that it could never get worse, just know that someone else would rather have what you have, someone else has it worse.

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Be grateful for what you have.


Give thanks in all circumstances…
1 Thessalonians 5:18
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8 comments:

Michelle said...

totally needed to read this today ... thanks!

Rebekah said...

I don't think I can say just how much I needed to read this today. Perfect timing!

Jaclyn said...

its amazing what being grateful can do to you. loved this post. i was just mulling my post around comparing too. must be a reason!

J and A said...

So very very true Ash. :) Thank you.

Sarah @ 90 Percent Blonde... said...

Couldn't have been said better!

Liane said...

Simply beautiful xx

Brittany LeSueur said...

Ha! This is so true. thanks for the pick me up!!!

Jamie said...

What a beautiful, uplifting, encouraging post, Ashley!

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