Do You Have The Pefect Life?

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, right? 

Your friends marriage looks so happy and full of love, right? Your relatives seem to be so financially stable and don’t seem to have a care in the world, right? Your neighbors kids seem to be so well-mannered and pleasant, right? 

Do you ever wonder if anyone has “the perfect life”?

I know that I don’t.

I often have times that I say to myself, why is life so hard. I never thought my life would be this hard. Sure, I had an idea that life is a journey with some up and downs. But I have to say right now, I feel like my life started out as a hill and has turned in a very steep climb with no relief in sight. 

And then if that weren’t bad enough, I see people passing me by on their climb to the top. They hike right onward looking refreshed and full of energy. No sweat on their brow and a big smile on their face. Their load is light and their body is strong and in no time they have vanished out in the distance to leave me all alone once again, with my mountain still to climb.

You know that other saying, that ALL things are better with time. Did you ever stop to ask, how much time? Days, months, years, decades? 

I am so ready to reach the top, my time is now. It has to be…because I am weak, I am tired, I need some relief and I need to see some progress. My load is getting so heavy and my legs are shaking. The top has got to be close…

If I can’t have a perfect life, then please, just give me a piece, a small taste. 

(I know that I am usually trying to inspire all my readers, but today I just needed to share my heart.)


  1. Oh Laura, I appreciate listening to you heart. I believe as your readers we can all recognise a time in life where we have felt the same. I can reassure you though you may not see it right now, the top of the mountain is not far and it will get easier to climb. I don’t know too many people who’s lives are perfect. Even those that appear to be perfect always have something hidden you don’t see. The only perfection we will ever have will be in Christ. And it will happen someday. Keep your chin up dear friend. You are about to reach the peak. Sending you a big hug.

  2. Sometimes I wonder if you have been peeking into my own heart. You always have a way of expressing so honestly and so keenly what I am feeling and experiencing.

    Take heart. We have all been where you are…in one way or another. You can be sure that even those who seem to be trekking right past you also have their moments of weakness, sweat and furrowed brows, too. It’s all part of our life experience.

    For me, I have come to realize that life isn’t so much about reaching the top as it is about enjoying the journey. Instead of focusing on where you are not, try focusing on where you are. Even though you aren’t yet at the top, in retrospect, you are also not where you used to be. You are making progress. You are moving forward. Count your little joys. Celebrate your successes along the way. Enjoy where you are on your way to where you are going.

    By the way…..have you ever thought you might be living one of those lives that others look at and see as perfect?????? Life is what we make it…..not so much where it takes us.

    Love you!

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