Better Person

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Sometimes I live in my own world.  
Sometimes maybe that’s easier.
My mom & my husband always tell me I live in a black & white world at that and that our world isn’t black and white but it has gray areas.  
Areas I don’t want to think about I guess, I’m not sure.  
I like clean, simple, cut forward answers and unfortunately life isn’t that way.

Add all kinds of people with all kinds of personalities and sometimes you have a mess on your hands.

I just know I want to be a better person.  
The kind of person people look up to.  
The kind of person my husband is proud of.
The kind of person my parents are proud of.
A fabulous role model for my {step}daughter.
But sometimes I fall short.
I guess that’s why we aren’t all perfect. 
Why perfect doesn’t exist.
Recently Jessica talked about life being short.
Telling your loved ones that you love them.
Giving your kiddo’s an extra squeeze.
Letting your spouse, your family, friends know you love them.
Because at the blink of an eye, it could all be over with.
Megan‘s father just had surgery.
Open heart surgery even.
Same principal.
Life is short.
Don’t take it for granted.
It can go one of two ways:
The first year is all lovey-dovey honeymoon phase and then reality hits.
Reality hits hard that first few days, weeks, months, years of marriage and then it is smooth sailing.
No one wants to admit defeat.
No one wants to fail.
Sometimes people fall.
It’s how they get up, dust themselves off, learn from their mistakes & move on that counts.
Unfortunately people are going to butt heads.
People are going to fight.
Personalities will clash.
But ask yourself: 
Will this matter tomorrow?
Do I really care that it takes me an extra minute to dig out the clothes hangers b/c they won’t pull them out of their clothes and place all together?
Do I really care that they squeeze the toothpaste from the middle of the tube as opposed to the end, the way I like it?
Is my way the better way?
Do I really want to bring the past up in this particular fight?
Can we move on?
Can we learn from this?
You know I really like my sleep, is this worth fighting about, in the long run?
And we can sit here and speculate that so & so has a better life than I do
Why do they get off easier than me?
Whatever the case & instance may bring…
But… do we know for sure what people are going through?
People want you to see the good… 
Not the bad.
Some days I have to remind myself of this.
It’s not an easy task.
It may even put you in an awkward situation.
But don’t worry…
God won’t put you into any thing he won’t help you get through.
So today Lord, I ask you to please help me be a better person.  Watch over my husband, my family, my friends, and even the people I don’t care much for.  Please help all of us to be a better person.  To let the little things that really don’t matter, slide.  Help us to focus on living our lives to the fullest.  Struggles may come and struggles may go, but please help us all to know that you have our back.  And when we are too tired to carry on, that you’ll pick us up and carry us the rest of the way.  In your name, I pray.  Amen.
I’m saying this prayer for you.
My friends.
I ask that you’ll please pray for me too.

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  1. Such a sweet post. So very true. Many things just aren't worth fighting over and won't get you anywhere anyway.

    Don't make a momentary decision with long term consequences.

  2. Yes.
    Praying for people we don't much care for is a noble thing.
    I have always felt the kindest words and best manners should be reserved for my family. After all these years, we still say please and thank you etc. I think it goes a long way.
    Don't get me wrong, it drives me a little batty that my husband still empties his pockets all over the house instead of the shelf we built by the door specifically for that purpose but he makes the bed every morning so I don't say anything (anymore).

  3. Will do! And I hope everything is okay. Yes, we rarely know what someone is going through,

  4. That's pretty much my take on life! For me, learning that life isn't black and white was sad, but it allowed me to stress less and understand more!

  5. I often go through life with blinders on. Too wrapped up in my own problems. And I forget there are those around me with problems too. And I find when I pray for those in need, I feel better. Prayers and hugs for you. 🙂

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