fence-470221_640Oh, you have moments when you wish for different, when you wish you had what another family member or a neighbor or a co-worker has.

If you were the same as them, you would have an easy life, a carefree life, an ideal life.

Sure, the grass looks greener. But, it still needs to mowed and watered and fertilized. Wishing for what others have also means exchanging your problems for another. And, while it appears their problems seem minimal, you can't know the ache in their hearts.

Instead of wanting another's life, focus on creating different in yours. How can you change or tweak or create so that your day feels better? What can you communicate so that a burden lessens? How can you make more time to connect with others who understand? When can you take a few moments for who and what you love? What perspective can you find to bring comfort or relief or gratitude?

Sometimes, the path to a different life starts with our own mind's eye. This is your life. Keep it, believe in it. It's made you the vibrant, caring being you are.

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One important \"different\" that I did this week. My feet have been hurting--for months. My orthotics needed an adjustment. It was just too much to endure another appointment for a while. I feared they needed to be replaced, and insurance wouldn't cover for another year. I picked up the phone and made an appointment. The adjustment cost $35 and less than an hour of my time, on my way to work. I had happy feet all afternoon yesterday. Such a difference.


Doing something different, for whatever reason I was reluctant to try before. It has given me some control over what I can't control 99% of the time. I feel different, too.\r\nPutting a lock on the refrigerator; maybe seems cruel; also bought a pill crusher. It represents my acknowledging that \"it is what it is\", and this is the easiest path. No one follows the rules any more.

Lillie Fuller

Thank you! I agree! The change, the difference, it all begins with me!