We live in a older neighborhood with people who have time and money to invest in things like their lawns. Our Homeowners Association meetings are hours of time wasted on things stereotypical "get-off-my-lawn" old people stuff.
We have a few sweet, dear neighbors but even they may be less than thrilled with our yelling, our weeds, and how our 3-year old daily empties our garage onto the front lawn and driveway.
Our Sorry! board game has been missing a few pieces for...well, years. We will still play it but just improvise using coins as game pieces.
On the other side of our subdivision, a couple was hosting a garage sale at their their well-maintained home in order to retire to Florida. I purchased a used sorry game for a quarter. I was hoping that it could replace our game or at least our missing pieces.
|I had Nan set up both games so we could compare them.|
It turns out our neighbor's game was missing even more pieces than our game. Between the two, we were able to put together a complete game (and have a few extra pieces just in case).
My game had more pieces!
For me this was a reminder:
Other families have missing game pieces!
Anyone else ever forget that too? Not just missing game pieces but that no one else has it all together?
It has been a busy last few weeks and this blog along with other things (like housekeeping) have been neglected. I have totally felt like I don't have it all together and everyone else does.
Even my wonderful but so-old-and-stereotypical-it-is-funny neighbors once had children who lost their game pieces. That is life with kids. Wait! That is just life.
For Real: I compare myself to others when I should be concentrating on my own work. (and I think that includes board games and housekeeping)
Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won't need to compare yourself to anyone else. Galatians 6:4 (NLT)