Sunday, June 2, 2013


At the eve of my precious Earth-day, I thought that I would be brutally honest with you, and hope that some of you can relate to what I have to say...

Have you ever looked in the mirror at yourself and said..."Uuuugh,good've got to do better than this...!" Most will not admit to such a statement, but I can tell you...I've been there, and have made this statement.

You know, since the inception of social media, it has afforded us with the opportunity to post EVERY picture of ourselves with a smile on our face to provide the illusion that everything is fantastic all of the time. And we will look at people's photos and may even say..."You know...Karen, or Mike sure look good...nothing seems to affect them..."

But you know, that may not necessarily be the case. I'm not saying that you should post photos of yourself in tears, agony or anger to keep it more realistic. I am just making the point that everyone has their....stuff. The crap they have to deal with in everyday life that attempts to put a damper on your day-to-day experiences.

So does misery love company? For some, it does, and that is just plain unfortunate for the ones that seek out another person's suffering, to validate that their own crap. "Well at least my 'stuff' isn't as bad as Gina's or Kevin's..." Now you do know that people live by such....."standards".

The good news is, in the midst of our challenges, turmoil, or down-right suffering, with a healthy perspective on life, we know that such challenge can be utilized as a means to strengthen our ability to handle situations, and to be thankful that what we have to endure can actually propel us in a direction that will inspire us to succeed.

Mark my words, if you pay close attention to those interruptions in life that cause you a bit of distress, and find the lessons within it, surely your character will be built, and you can walk in confidence knowing that you are prepared for the next level of magnificence that is coming your way, after graduating from your somewhat shotty experience.

So the next time you see a smiling face on social network forums...know that the person you are looking at is enduring the same "human" type experiences that you are. Moreover, should you know them personally...don't hesitate to be there for them; comfort them and encourage them, so that they too may excel to the next level of experiences...and their photo won't look so artificial, but rather both of you will know that the smile that you are looking at is a result of triumph, and not just a phony image projected.

It's my birthday, so you know, I gotta share a song. ;-)

As always,

You Are Uniquely And Brilliantly Adorned.