Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A Perfect Life

There is no such thing as perfect. I have come to know this all too well. Even though from the outside looking in, you can see the "perfect life" from afar, that is often very far from the truth.

Being envious of a beautiful house, a luxury automobile or designer clothes, we are often very unaware of the mounting debt or very hard work and long hours that went behind those purchases. Those Bree Van de Camps of the world are very easy to be envious of. It is ever so much easier to be more like Peggy Bundy or Roseanne Conner. However, stereotypes let us know very quickly that these are the bad apples. We are supposed to be more like Bree.

The average woman, however, falls somewhere in the cracks that lie amongst the middle.

We cannot be perfect.

No matter how hard we try.

So dealing with what is before you is the best that you can do. Children will make bad grades. Bananas can go bad without ending up in a loaf of bread. A load of laundry can wait an extra day. The world will not fall apart.

Blogging shows a glimpse into the lives of our friends, either virtual, actual or a blend of both. It shows the best they have to offer. You will see very few pictures of a family that has a basket of laundry that needs to be folded in the background. Scarce are the kitchen photos with a sink full of dirty dishes -- or GASP! -- even some that are stacked up on the counter.

I know I am far from perfect........Thank goodness! Perfect is entirely too hard. I am too busy for perfect. I am too tired for perfect. Living, as I see it, is much more fun!

1 comment:

Nessa said...

You are a wonderful, wise woman. None of us are perfect, but you are very special.