The grass is always greener when seen from a distance. My fellow homeschoolers all have it together while I still flop and flounder. Or am I just looking at things from the wrong angle? My side view shows beautiful lush green. Step into the middle of that ‘grass’ and suddenly, as you look directly down and about, you see the bare patches and realize that much of the green is made up of weeds. Perspective is a grand thing, but can only be attained if we get outside of our own safe world of opinions and judgements.
Once we realize this phenomenon, do we give others grace? Or do we continue to berate ourselves as not having it all together because of X, Y, Z which ‘they’ obviously have and you do not have? Let’s lay down our defenses and focus on the work at hand. Then, when you look up, you will find yourself shoulder to shoulder with a friend helping to decide how best to improve or utilize your bare spots and weeds.