Optical Illusions

is my living room.
(Sorry for the grainy photo!  One of these days, I've got to start taking pictures with my nice camera...rather than my iPhone!☺)

is my laundry room!

See?!  I'm going to let you in on a little secret that it's taken me waaaaayyy too long to figure out...
people only let you see what they want you to see.  
All those perfect wives, never-lose-their-temper mothers, and immaculate housekeepers that we compare ourselves to on a daily basis?...they have an area just. like. this.  
Granted.  It may not be in their laundry room.
But they do have their own messes.
We all do.
In our bathroom cabinets, in our junk drawers,
 in our finances, in our marriages, and even...
in our laundry rooms.

None of us is perfect.
That, my friends, is why we are perfect for each other.

So, go easy on yourself today.  Just for today, try not comparing yourself to anyone else.  Be impressed with yourself and with your accomplishments, how ever small and seemingly insignificant they may be.
I don't know if this is coming out right.
I'm not saying to be filled with pride.  I am saying that for today,
maybe only today,
give yourself the benefit of the doubt...
give yourself grace...
the same grace that you afford everyone else.
but you.

And if all else fails, you can adopt the mantra I've used lately in regards to my laundry room...
"My laundry room looks like this...
so that the rest of my house doesn't have to."


  1. Your living room is beautiful! Love the blue wall.

  2. You make me smile! I can SO hear you saying this!


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