Raise your hand if you’ve ever received an email from LinkedIn pushing you to celebrate someone starting a new job, and oh look! It’s someone you’re friends of friends with and oh look! They just got your dream job at your dream company in your dream city.
Now, think back to that moment when YOU were that person, hitting enter on a something new for your profile. It might not have been your dream job of all time, per say, but it might’ve been something at least slightly exciting enough for you to want to share it with the world. What was going through your head?
Were you scheming at your desk, with an agenda solely to put people down, make people envious, discourage anyone and everyone who passes by your profile?
Hopefully....the answer is a resounding no.
If I had to guess what you were thinking, you were probably smiling ear to ear — ECSTATIC to share what you’ve worked weeks (maybe years?) to accomplish. Something you’ve prayed for and cried for and hustled for and shrieked for and you made it and now it’s time to encourage others that they TOO can pray and cry and hustle and shriek and they CAN make it! You did, they can too!
So, every time you come across content expressing the successes of another human on this planet earth - maybe, don’t hate. Don’t scowl. Take a virtual step back and imagine how gloriously they’re loving life right now. It’s ok for someone else to be good. It doesn’t mean you’re not good, too.
You see your path as topsy turvy and twisted every which way. God sees it as perfectly, radiantly straight.
Hi, I'm Chlo.
I've been writing stories inspired by my real and imaginative experiences since I learned at age 7 that if you fold and staple construction paper together, it sort of looks like a real book. I have always craved soul serving stories- ones that melt like butter in your mind as you hear your heart explained out loud.
This here is my home away from home. When I'm not exploring neighborhood coffeehouses, driving down the Pacific Coast (again), or loving on all my people - I'm probably here, with you. Come on in! Scroll around. I hope you feel less alone.