All that glitters is not gold, live and be happy with what you have, everyone goes through one thing or the other. Be thankful and content.

1. A guy met one of his classmates several years after school and he could not believe his eyes; his friend was driving one of the latest stylish Mercedes-Benz cars. He returned home feeling awful and very disappointed with himself. He thought he was a failure. What he did not know was that his friend was a driver and was sent on a mission with his boss’s car.

2. Rosemary always harassed her husband for not being romantic. She accused him of not coming down to open the car door for her as her friend Jane’s husband did when he dropped her off at work. What Rosemary did not know was that Jane’s husband’s car had a broken door that could only be opened from the outside!

3. Sampson’s wife went to visit one of her long-time friends and was very disturbed to see her friend’s three adorable children having fun. Her problem was that she had only one child and had struggled to conceive for the last five years. What she did not know was that one of those children who was her friend’s biological child had sickle-cell disease and had only one year to live; the other two were adopted.

4. Life does not have a universal measuring tool; so create your own and use it. Watching people and comparing yourself to them will not make you better but bitter. If you know the kind of load that the chameleon carries, you would not ask why he takes those careful strides. So, enjoy what you have and be grateful to God for that.

Still asking why me? Please stop and start appreciating what you have in front of you.

My equals are getting married

My equals have children

My equals have a good job

My equals succeed

My equals live by the sea-side

My equals are buying luxury cars

My equals are high dignitaries in society

My equals build their homes

My equals are this

My equals are that

Yes, it’s true ! But it’s a shame that you literally forget:

Your equals who are already buried

Your equals who are in a coma

Your equals who are HIV-positive

Your equals who are dialysis

Your equals who are in a psychiatric center

Your equals who sleep in the street

Your equals who are orphans

Your equals who are not employed

Your equals who are hungry

Your equals who are blind, deaf, dumb

Your equals with disabilities

Your equals who envy you and who are ready to make all kinds of prayers to have a life like yours.

You aren’t where you ought to be, but you are obviously happier than many others. Complain less and thank God for the much you have now. It isn’t everything you ever dreamed of, but it’s yours.

Be yourself . Never forget that when you look for sandals, there are those who do not even have feet.

Blessings and Love ❤️

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Whitney Edna Ibe is the Executive Consultant, Life Coach, and Writer/ Editor at Whitney Ibe Consult (Blog), Flyhiee.com, The Social Talk, and Penprofile.com. She is in charge of consultations, services, and implementation. Whitney is a full-time Inspirational Blogger and Writer making a living from this new and active medium. I'm also an author and speaker. She started Whitney Ibe blog in 2016 after she stumbled on a blog post by the blogger; shattered in him. She fell in love with blogging immediately. She explored issues of religion, relationship, culture, society, spirituality, politics, and music. She is doing what she loves to do, which is writing and inspiring people to become better versions of themselves. Her goal is to add value to your world than you ever dreamed possible by providing you with life-changing, inspiring, motivating articles, blog posts, poetry, and short stories. As a life coach, consultant, Edna is focused on an individual's personal development and happiness. She is skilled at providing structured questions to help coordinate an individual's thoughts and has excellent reasoning skills for helping clients set tangible goals. She is incredibly helpful and not prudent with her knowledge. She knows what she’s doing and loves helping others to achieve their goals as well. Many of the top bloggers on WordPress and on various websites have learned from her writing style and it has helped them to get their blogs to where they are now. Her website is full of great material to help you follow in her footsteps. She has helped so many bloggers and I can’t praise her enough.  You will learn so much from her.  She has one of those sites that you can easily get lost in reading all of her amazing posts. She loves dessert especially chocolate mixed with whipped cream and strawberries. She enjoys long walks on the beach.

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