I am a wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend and woman. Each of these come with their own emotions and responsibilities. Each with their own stories. Most of us like to talk and share these stories, but do we really tell everything? We all have heard the saying " You can't judge a book by it's cover" well this is especially true of women. We all have our cover photo that represents us; we are smiling, happy, clean, and perfect. Our back cover tells a little about ourselves; how long we have been married, how many kids, hobbies, where we attend church etc. This is what we share with people.....the exterior of our "books". Rarely do we take the time to read/listen to the pages of someone's book. It usually goes like this
"How are you today?
"I am great!" "You?"
" We are doing wonderful! Great to see you! Let's get together soon!!"
you are screaming "I not great!! I am sad,I am lonely, my marriage is
struggling, I need a break, I need advice, or I just need a friend.'
We as a whole do not take the time to get to the nitty gritty of the
book.....our lives. We have all been there and we have all needed that
someone we can call and really talk to and know that they will not
judge and they will listen. Be that someone. If you see a mom
struggling with her child go over and offer your help instead of
thinking " gosh that child is a brat!! The parent must be doing
something wrong. Mine would never......" It is so easy to forget the
struggles you once faced yourself when they are now behind you. We you say
"Let's do lunch!" make the effort to actually go to lunch with them. Take
the time to listen and "read the pages" of their books. Pursue
friendships and show that person that you care and they are important.
It can mean the world to someone. It can change their life.
Each part of us has it's own unique story, but we can all find common
ground when we are honest and share our stories. Do not let your
attitude rob you of one of God's greatest blessings. Friendship