Traveler's Notebook :: Kovie Biakola quote

In a world that straight-up seems to have gone mad, when you come across a quote like this, it deserves a little something special. And you know its special if you use your entire stash of Maggie Holmes ephemera for it.

The entire quote is:
"It’s okay to want things other people have; it is quite natural and we should want good things for ourselves. But we should not fool ourselves into thinking that other people have picture-perfect lives. Everyone struggles, everyone hurts, and everyone is enduring something that they probably won’t tell you about. Whatever picture people paint their life as, rest assured that any one life in all its parts is beautiful and dark, hopeful and weary, a blessing and an everyday battle. Focus on the good parts of your life and be grateful for your own set of problems because if you knew what everyone else was going through, you would probably still choose your own life. Don’t compare yourself to anyone and while we’re at it, let’s be a little kinder to each other along the way."
– Kovie Biakolo

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