I had an interesting conversation with a friend today. We talked about how we feel that some of our generation (ourselves included) have a problem with comparing ourselves with others. There is this perception that we have to 'keep up with the Jones'' and there is a need to portray the happy, perfect lifestyle. Social media hasn't helped with this (and yes, I do see the irony of me talking about this on one of many social media platforms...) and it is hard to forget that we don't see the entire picture of people's lives. I know some people strive to focus on the positives, which is why they unintentionally make it look like they have it all. It's so easy to look at these people and assume they have everything you have, plus more. But it becomes dangerous when we focus on what we don't have, versus what we do have. Even when times are tough, there are always blessings to be counted and happy moments to be shared. We just have to remember to that.
For me? It's my family who makes me so happy. Sure, everything is not perfect but that's okay. I have so many other things to be grateful for, and I hope I remember to focus on those things every day.
Like this Missy Moo...
Oh and if you want to read more about my friend, she has a great blog with quite the thought-provoking blog posts here.