Friday, 10 May 2013

Is The Grass Greener?...

I never thought I'd be a blog writer, let alone have people reading it! But it's strangely addictive and ideas for the blog come to me at such random times. Usually when I'm just about to go to sleep, then I have to jump up and write it down. Recently I had a friend over, who has been struggling to write their own blog (the usual thing I suppose, not sure what to write, scare no one will read it). As I was helping them out with my 'just go for it!' gusto. I realised that we are too self critical. Always thinking that someone else has it better. That the grass is greener on the other side.
   I do it all the time, as a mum and as a new business owner. Thoughts like, why is my 9 month old not crawling yet?, why has she not got any teeth yet?, why is she not a walking, talking genius  (well maybe not the last one. But its along the same lines). With the business, my thoughts are, why haven't I sold a billion baby grows yet? why has that other business got more twitter followers or Facebook likes? As a female, my thoughts are, why is she married? why as she got a bigger house, brand new car, beautiful clothes, the best job, the cutest kids?.... The question we really should be asking is WHY do we do this to ourselves?    
   Everyone has their own triumphs and struggles. We win some and we lose some. But ideally we should all be grateful for what we have, at this moment in time and stop stressing about what everyone else is doing. I'm grateful for a loving partner, a healthy child, a opportunity to sell my wares and great friends, family and good health.
   So next time you find yourself comparing, STOP! and list all the things you have in you life, that you are grateful and lucky to have.

Grateful Mother of 1
Lisa xx

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