A lot of times people tell me something they are struggling with and then finish it with “but it’s nothing like what you are going through”. Wait, when did it become a competition? And who even judges those different circumstances?
Here’s the way I look at it. Everyone, and I mean everyone is struggling with something. Whether it’s migraines, diabetes, arthritis, jealousy, anger/rage, addiction, depression, fear, or loneliness it’s a true and real struggle for that person.
Everyday we should be able to find the good. Why was I so blessed to be born to parents who loved my brother and I unconditionally and did everything possible for us. We were so rich in my childhood that we always had a roof over our heads, food, clothing, and so much more. Why was I chosen to be born here in this country where I can pray and worship Jesus freely yet others are born into countries where women are treated as though they are completely worthless and they have no rights? Why was I so blessed to be born in an area where medical care is available when others are dying from many treatable conditions?
I feel like the answer is not so that I can whine about how one thing maybe didn’t go my way or the way I planned it in my life.
Every day we have the choice to start with more patience, understanding, and compassion for those around us. Yes, I’m dealing with some health stuff but I still care if you have a sore throat or your kiddo has an ear infection. You are important to me and I don’t feel like anything needs to be ranked. I’m counting my blessings and I challenge you to do the same!