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Never Assume

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Is the grass really greener in someone else’s lawn or is it an optical illusion? The people and things you are eyeing with envy are usually never what they seem.

Is the grass really greener in someone else’s lawn or is it an optical illusion?

My house looks great until a friend redecorates her house. My kids appear smart until I’m around someone else’s kids who excel in areas my kids don’t. My marriage is wonderful until I meet a sweet young couple that has the perfect blend of romance and conversation in their relationship.

In each scenario, everything I thought I enjoyed suddenly pales in comparison.

Here’s the kicker, the things I’m eyeing with envy are usually never what they seem. I’ve come to learn that everyone has not-so-great aspects of their lives. So, when I get an overly idyllic view of someone else’s circumstances, I remind myself that I’m not equipped to handle what they have both good and bad.

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