My cute neighbor Gina Catenzaro totally inspires me. She posted an eye opening and inspiring blog about putting away Mrs. Jones. She talked about how easy it is to get caught up in the unimportant things in life...I think we can all attest to that. Zacc and I constantly are comparing ourselves to our neighbors and trying to keep up. We both drive cars that are over a decade old and have quite a bit of character to them. The mazda's windshield wipers are so broken that when you turn them on high, they actually leave the windshield, wrap around and hit the driver's side window...it's loads of fun to drive in a rain storm, but both of our cars are paid for and I need to do a better job of remembering that's what is important.
Zacc and I both feel stupid when we see the Darling's and we are both wearing hand-me-downs from Katie and Stephenson (I don't know why...their hand-me-downs are still way better than anything we have). To be honest, I love Katie's hand-me-downs, I just wonder if it's weird for her to see me wearing them.
I tend to be a slow learner and have to learn most lessons several times before they finally set in. Often times it feels like two steps forward and one step back. I guess we just need to always try our best and then cut ourselves some slack when we fail. So Amen Gina, here is to a more fulfilling and honest life.