Brave is the New Beautiful

Is there anyone in your life—in your circle of influence—who’s struggling with something right now? In a Podcast I listened to today author Lee Wolfe Blum says, “Of course, there is!”

None of us have to look far to find them—they’re your next-door neighbor; they’re sitting in your church; they’re in your grocery store. The reality is that everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about—everyone! And to think that we walk around, and we look at each other, and we get jealous of each other, when the reality is—we need to stop and say: “Hey, what’s going on with you? Tell me about your life.” Just stop and listen, and be a friend.

Why does everyone look like they have it together? —
     and yet, behind the scenes—

She then shared, “Everyone wants to be perfect, but nobody wants to be around perfect.” That is so true! When I go to my friend’s house, whose house is all tidy/put together—decorated beautifully—I feel uncomfortable


Everyone wants to be perfect, but nobody wants to be around perfect.

Lee Wolfe Blum

Lee continues, I have this other girlfriend—that she—when we go to her house, it’s kind of messy—I feel so much more comfortable. I’m not saying: “Okay; everybody! Let’s go and be messy!” But what I am saying is—I’d much rather be around somebody who’s real and authentic than somebody who is trying so hard to look like they have it all together.

My take away from this…  Let’s stop pretending to be who we are not, but rather start being authentically who we are. 

So what is going on with you?  I would love to hear your story, and if you are patient I will gladly share mine…  If you need to talk please email me anytime.

As always, wish you the best,

Douglas Diemel

listen to the original message:  https://www.familylife.com/podcast/familylife-today/everyone-is-fighting-a-battle/  


Lee Wolfe Blum offers stories from everyday women who have answered these questions with their lives—and found true beauty in the process. In Brave Is the New Beautiful, Blum weaves reflections from her own journey with inspirational stories from everyday women who chose to take off their masks and live authentically. 

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