The Monet Effect, it hit me this morning….
Do you look at others & think they have it all sorted?
Do you wish you were cool, calm & collected with your kids 100% of the time? Just like the parents you see on Social Media with the flawless blog & your friends with the creative & well dressed kids?
Do you ever look at someone & think ‘they have it all’?
I was looking out of my bedroom window this morning. It’s a hot, sunny day here in Somerset. I’m fortunate enough to live with a beautiful & far reaching countryside view. Somerset sure has beautiful rolling hills & is the essence of English country living. I have a blissful view, for sure!
As I looked out of my window I glanced down at our hedge. Our neighbour had trimmed their side of the hedge making our side look straggly, unsightly & well *gasp* unmaintained. I was slightly mortified that I’d let the side down. Perfectionism really does suck sometimes.
But then I looked at the hills in the distance & thought how beautiful & perfect the view was.
I was gently reminded of a film I watched over & over again with my sissy called ‘Clueless’. I know that film inside out & this quote from it came to mind!
Tai : ‘What’s a Monet?’
Cher: ‘It’s like a painting, see? From far away, it’s OK, but up close, it’s a big old mess.’
Not wanting to say Monet paintings are a big mess, no disrespect intended I love Monet. But using the point that up close IN THE VIEW would not be so pefect after all.
There would be litter, weeds, bugs & alsorts. Sometimes things aren’t what they seem from a distance.
Sometimes people & what they ‘have’ seem perfect with abit of distance between you & them. Do you find that you are way more envious of people when you don’t actually know the in’s & out’s of their daily lives & their struggles?
Everyone has flaws, everyone has issues, that’s a fact.
Next time you think someone else has it far better than you, remember the quote!
Also, if you want a giggle look up Clueless quotes, I just had such a fit of the giggles reading through them trying to find that one.
I gotta get that film out again!
Until the next time friends, I better organise getting my hedge trimmed! Don’t want to let the neighbourhood down!!
Have a great day all.