Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Beauty, Life, Life Lessons, Women | Posted on 27-02-2013
Tags: compassion, grateful, jealous, jealousy, judgement, looks can be deceiving, Mom, women
Looks can be deceiving. And eye opening.
The last time I took my kids swimming, it was: Splash! Slide! Marco Polo!
“You be the dolphin, I’ll be the shark!”
It was non-stop fun!
Another Mom caught my eye. She was a total hottie and was rocking her bikini. I stared. I couldn’t help it. She had a perfect body. I was instantly jealous.
Me? I was wearing my tankini. And, yeah, appropriately named. I kinda looked like a tank. But whatever.
The other Mom? She was gripping the pool’s edge. Not splashing. Or sliding. Or Marco Polo’ing. Or playing shark-eats-dolphin.
I continued to glance over. What was her deal? Were her eyes sad? Wistful? I could feel her eyes on me. Was she watching me splash and play?
After the kids and I changed and piled into the car, I saw the bikini woman in the parking lot. Her face had a pained look; she was hurting. I now saw that she had M.S. and walked with a cane.
It was truly eye opening. My jealousy instantly vanished. And like the Grinch, my compassion grew three sizes that day.