Yesterday I got an e-mail from Snapfish that all their photobooks were 50% off through Tuesday. I'd been wanting to make one about our Syrian trip so I've been busy working on that. Thankfully I had most of my pictures already uploaded to Snapfish because it has taken a looooong while to do what I've been doing already. It's fun to review my pictures and create a book though. I am nearly done.
I'm still reading A Thread of Truth that I mentioned yesterday. Here is another part from the book that struck a chord with me as I read it today.
In speaking of people comparing their bad fortune with the supposed good luck of others, Ivy states:
"I realized that I'd been comparing the inside of my life with the outside of everyone else's; measuring my own fortunes against the cheerful how-are-you-I'm-fine facade that people put on for each other. At least in a small way, everybody lies about who they are because you don't have to be alive very long to understand that, in spite of what they say, most people don't give two nickels for the problems of others. No one in her right mind is going to bare her soul to someone else unless she is reasonably sure that person really cares and can be counted as a true friend." (pg. 131)
Seems valid to me! How many times has your world been falling apart and your insides were churning, yet someone asked "how are you?" and your automatic response was "fine" or something equally not true? Thank God for true friends who want to hear the true state of your life and for those who love you and encourage you through the tough times.
I think I'll go check to see if the football game is over yet.