Have you ever seen the show “Extreme Couponing”? I watched it last week and by the end I was feeling pretty inadequate. I don’t use coupons at the grocery store. And I definitely don’t ever triple anything and get money BACK for buying 25 tubes of toothpaste.
It started me thinking of other areas in my life where I tend to get insecure when I see how well someone else is doing. I look at people’s houses on Pinterest and I’m all, “I’m just glad my place is clean” – “ish”. And I’ll never have a body like Sofia Vergara. No matter how much TTapp I do, it’s not in my future to be a bombshell.
I guess I could grab hold of some coupons and start trying to do better with my grocery budget. I could also try to figure out how to build a spaceship, but they seem equally challenging to me. I don’t have the gift.
And you know what? It’s OK.
Now, before you start telling me how EASY couponing is, let me tell you….I have tried. I am not saying I can’t do it. I am saying it is not easy for me. So it would take me a gobton of extra effort and energy and frankly, it is not how I want to spend my time.
Inadequate? Or evil genius? Mwahahaha!
We can’t all be good at everything. Anyway, I’ve got some pretty great stuff going on in my life and I’m willing to bet you do too. In fact, I KNOW you do because God says that He will use everything in our lives for our good. There. Why feel inadequate when I’ve got all that goin’ on?!
But I don’t think I’ll be watching any more shows about people getting $2000 worth of groceries for 99¢. I just don’t need to know that someone is out there doing that. I’ll stick to my new favorite channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, which frankly has made my life complete. I could literally watch Matlock, Columbo and Diagnosis Murder all day long if I wanted to.
Who’s inadequate NOW, huh?!
Have a great weekend!