Monday 29th August 2016
We have had a lovely few days in Devon. We have spent our time walking mainly. But we have also played a lot of cards.
We seem to like playing cards as a family. I have to really watch the kids though because they can cheat.
I remember once that all the cheating was annoying me and I said “if you are going to cheat you can leave the table right now!!” So my youngest got up out of his chair and said “ok” and then left.
I am usually pretty good at cards. This weekend though I haven’t won one game (they must be cheating again!).
It got me thinking about having to play the hand that is dealt me.
I shouldn’t go looking at other people and think, I wish I looked like her, I wish I was that thin, she seems to have her life all sorted and I want that.
I have never looked at other people and been jealous of them but I have looked and wanted to be like them. I heard a saying once “just be yourself because everyone else is taken” – that is so true.
I do think though that most people in general have something they don’t like about themselves. I know I do.
I just need to appreciate myself more and not wish I was like someone else. Because, let’s face facts, I am too tall to be ten stone – I think I would look really ill if I was!
So I think we all need to learn to live with the hand that we are dealt and learn to be more content with who we are.
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