Did you know that one lump of sugar is equivalent to three feet of sugar cane? I'm pretty sure you just answered no and I just recently found this interesting fact out myself. So you're not alone my friend.
I know you're probably thinking, Staci why are you sharing such random things? I know my post are usually all about me reminding you of your worth, your beauty, your dreams being important, and you finding your happiness. This post is no different, just keep reading if you don't believe me.
Upon finding this fact out I began to think to myself, WOW we don't realize how much goes into what we see before us. I then translated this into what we see in the lives of others. Comparison is a disease that many of us suffer from. We see those beautiful amazing Instagram pictures and/or profiles, Facebook profiles, vlogging YouTube channels and think to ourselves oh how beautiful, how fun, how successful, how free, how rich, how great a life they live. Man, I want that I want to be lucky like they are.
Lucky, huh?! We just chalked their success, freedom, wealth, and life up to luck. How dare we insult others like that! I mean how would you feel if you had been working your butt off for years to achieve something and someone came up to you and said, I wish I was as lucky as you. If someone said that to me it would honestly feel like a slap in my face.
You see luck is a lie. We don't see what all went into them achieving their success, wealth, freedom, happiness, or abundance. Their day-to-day life wasn't revealed, all their late nights, early mornings, tears, fears, conflicts, confusion, frustration, or failures weren't the hashtags or post associated with the images you were seeing or dare I say envying.
Not to mention that what you see is only a slice of their life, typically the very best part of it. People don't typically tend to share their mess, frustration, failures, or disappointments with the world like they do their success, wealth, and fun.
Don't look to the left or to the right. Look straight ahead my dear. Stay in YOUR own lane, practice YOUR craft, focus on YOUR ideas, create YOUR life! I'd like to end with a verse from Psalms 37:4, "Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart."
To Our Dreams & Beyond,