When times get rough and you are feeling down, remember that I am hot mess too. That should make you feel better.
I know it helps me when I realize that I am not the only one who can't get it together at times. Last week, one of my favorite pages/blogs, Mommy Drinks Because You Cry, posted a comment on her page and quickly her followers began to tell her that they were in the same boat. She said, "I normally hate the saying 'misery loves company' but it really makes me feel better to know that I'm not alone in this".
Then last night I posted about the fact that I discovered my crockpot was still dirty from A WEEK AGO. So nasty! But quickly others came to my rescue and told me they have done the same thing. Or worse. It was so consoling.
Honestly, it does make you feel better. Doesn't it?
If I am out in public and I see another person's child having a complete meltdown, it comforts me.
If my house is a mess and someone else says that their house is also a complete disaster, it gives me a sense of relief.
If money is tight and a friend says that they are broke until payday, I say "Me too sister".
Now don't get me wrong, I don't wish it upon others. I don't want other people's children to have tantrums in public. I surely don't wish financial stress on anyone. I don't want everyone else's house to be a mess. Or maybe I do want that one. Because if we all have messy houses, then no one really has a messy house.
It's nice to know that you're not alone. Other people are going through stuff too. And that's one of the many blessings from having this blog. I have "met" so many others who are going through similar situations, raising children, and doing the best that they can. Everyone is always so supportive in this little community that we have...other bloggers, other page admins, and all of the readers.
It's comforting to know that sometimes we are all in this together.