In this day and age of social media (blogging, Twitter, IG, Pinterest, FB, etc, etc, etc) it is SO DANG EASY to get caught up in the hullabaloo of trying to keep up and attempt to "have it all". Is that even possible? I'm not sure I think so.
I, for one, fall short in a lot of areas...never will I know how to sew my girls' clothes (I can't even sew a button on a shirt), never will I be the mom who can cut coupons and only spend $5 at the grocery store (because I buy what I want us to eat, not what necessarily is on sale), and I know that I will never ever be the one with the perfect pictures (because I am too lazy to learn how to use all the gadgets on my camera). I could go on and on about things I'm not so good at, but I think you get the idea. In telling about my shortcomings, I have grown to realize I am who I am and I don't need to change... and I'm OK with that.
I am certainly guilty of comparing myself to others...what I wear, how my marriage is, what I buy, how I look, what my kids do, bla bla bla bla bla. You catch my drift.
At the end of the day, it's OK to just be YOU! God made each of us unique for a reason and learning to accept myself just the way I am (flaws and all) has made a lot of difference in my attitude and how I react to things going on in my life.
Sometimes I sit back and wonder what keeps me blogging and honestly, it's you...the people who read what I have to say, the ladies who email me telling me I made a difference and helped them grow in their relationship with God, and others who tell me they are happier because of what I write. Then I know this platform can be a good thing and that I should keep on keeping on.
I've seen this quote all over, but sometimes we need to be reminded because this is the truth:
Don't give in to this!! There is no reason to compare OUR situations with other people. And yes, I know that is easy to say, and hard to live by, but let's at least try, right??
Then there is the talk of contentment and being happy with what you have, and not coveting what others have that you may not.
As a blogger, I see these people who wear expensive clothes all the time, or ones who decorate their home with expensive art/furniture, and there are bloggers who go on all these exotic trips, and naturally we wonder, "how do they afford that?" but who are we to judge. We don't know them personally, we don't know their financial situation, and so on and so forth...
Just remember to be you, be happy with the talents and gifts God gave you because we are all incredible in what we bring to the table. I love you friends!! OXOX