“The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” (Steve Furtick)
It's amazing to me that one year ago I was giving myself fertility injections and praying daily for a baby. When I come across a pictures from then I can't help but think about all the frustrations I felt. While later in my journey I did share my feelings and what we were going through in the beginning I kept it to myself and it took a toll on me. Oliver didn't 'get' it and I felt very much alone in that aspect.
Yesterday on my way to work my Mom called and was telling me a story about how someone she knew for years was silently suffering at home and she never knew. Through all the turmoil he kept it to himself and was always such a great kid, you would have never guessed.
I am very much an extrovert - I find it hard to keep a secret and I'm what most would call an over-sharer, and sometimes I forget that not everyone is putting their life out there. I have had friends confide in me and it shocks me that they are going through hard things in their life and I have no clue. My way of dealing with stresses in my life is to talk about it, I find that so many people have delt with similar issues and I ALWAYS feel better knowing I'm not alone.
|photo by Amber Jane.|
Comparison is the thief of joy- always remember that you never know what people are going through. Have some compassion to those who treat you poorly - maybe they are having a rough day.
Be kind to those who spew hate - jealousy is a hard emotion to overcome.
I hope that whatever you are going through you have at least one person to turn to.