Life, like lemons
Life doesn’t always give you lemons. Sometimes it gives you bananas, apples or oranges and you still have to make the best of them. Smoothies, juices, pastes, bakes, etc.
Several times we see what others have and either get jealous, depressed and sad, because we want the same thing.
As a result, we are constantly miserable thinking and stressing about what we don’t have. Sometimes this leads to desperation and wrong decision making.
You need to stop and think about things logically, because sometimes what you see, is not always the situation.
A Husband was driving his young wife to work in a brand-new car. He would drop her off every morning and pick her up after work. One day, it was raining heavily, and they got caught up in early morning traffic. As she sat there wondering when the traffic would ease up. She looked to her side and saw a scene unfold. A man also driving his wife to walk, had pulled up to the curb, got out of the car in the heavy rain, and ran over to the other side of the car to open the car door for his wife.
Oh my gosh, the young wife watching this unfold could not believe what she was seeing. She thought to herself, “Oh dear lord, which is love. That man loves his wife so much, that he got into the rain to open the door for his wife. Lord, why can’t my husband be like him? I wish that man is my husband.
The true story:
The young lady’s husband is an amazing man.
The admired couple: the real reason the man got out of the car to open the car door for his wife is this. The car was old. Most things in the car don’t work, including the open-door latch and the button to roll down the car window. So, there was no way for his wife to exit the car, unless he got out to open it. it wasn’t out of chivalry, but out of no choice.
Now, would the young lady still wish to be married to the man, if she knew the reason for his action?
This short story depicts the reality of life in most situations. You don’t know the reality, you just see what they want you to see, and you obsess with wanting the same thing.
Hold out your hand and look at your fingers. Are they equal? No, they are not but don’t they each have a different function that makes your hand work properly? The middle finger is the most important for grip strength. The ring finger and the pinky are the next most important. The index finger surely has its pointy possibility. That Palm is amazing, strong, resilient, and very useful.
Even though they are all different, they all are good at what they do.
The same goes for you. You are unique with your own strengths and weaknesses. You just have to look inward and realize all that God has given you. Focus on being grateful for what you have, rather than focus on what you don’t have.
The reality of life is that no one has the best of everything, they just make the best of what they have.