Monday, January 16, 2012

Day 12, January 16

Have you wondered why some people's lives seem charmed? They appear to go about their lives on a cloud of happiness, health, and wealth. Their children are obedient and well-behaved. Their homes are immaculate. Their jobs are secure and their health solid.

Do you know what? Those people don't exist. At least outside of our minds. Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, has problems. They may suffer in silence. They may suck it up and go about their business in a quiet manner. But they are not problem-free. They are probably kneeling in prayer to ask the Lord for His help even as I write this.

What we see on the outside is often vastly different from what is happening on the inside of a person. The friend who worries over her elderly mother rarely talks about it unless I ask her. Another friend who is concerned over a daughter's pregnancy keeps it to herself. And so on.

Everyone has worries. Everyone has heartaches. Everyone has painful memories over what they might have done differently in a difficult situation.

This I know for sure: No one leads a charmed life. And all of us need a helping hand.


  1. Sometimes it's easy to fool ourselves that others have it easier than us, have it better than us.

  2. The grass is never, ever greener on the other side of the fence. Once you get there, you discover that the green was caused by weeds and crabgrass. Well, at least it's green!