at this very moment millions of you have the potential to read this post. that would make my grandmas brain turn to mush - just trying to comprehend the magnitude of the concept,
not a warm snuggly blanket.
the kind you want to take off but you feel SO vulnerable without. but really, have you ever attempted to distance yourself from "social media" , no im not saying go on a cleanse and delete it all for one week where you have a countdown to the next time you can open instagram.
i mean really remove yourself from the comparison. after all, the perfectly collaged picture walls of instagram state "comparison is the thief of joy"
ok sarcasm aside. there is something so discouraging about waking up in my half decorated house with yesterdays mascara, a groggy head because the babe woke up 3 times in the night and my husbands tee shirt on and rolling over and opening instagram to find....
perfectly styled outfits, and hair.... and nails.... and makeup
oh and youre 19 and just built a mansion with rooms straight off of pinterest?
and in your perfect marble and white kitchen youre making fresh raspberry mousse BUT youre having a green smoothie because...
you have perfect abs and go on runs with the autumn breeze in your hair!!
and thats when i just roll over and die.
but thats a shame.
because i have a beautiful home that i have put my sweat into.full of items ive collected over the years and its not a magazine but its HOME; and its more than i ever imagined i would have growing up in a single home moving every 6 mo.
and i have a husband who cherishes me. who tells me im beautiful, sexy, cute... even when my hair is tangled, cohen has spit up on my shoulder and my legs look like the 70's
and guess what i actually had time to eat today, so what if it was tuna straight from the can.
and when my babe decided napping is for the birds i got my workout on vaccuuming with my little wrapped up close to my heart. and my babe is perfect, he is a blend of my husband and me and he loves us. he smiles at us and he talks in his little sing songy voice as he falls asleep in my arms.
and you know what, all of a sudden im completely void of comparison because there IS so much joy in this little home of mine; my Heavenly Father as reached down and personally blessed me.
and i hope that everyday i can reflect on this. that i can take off the heavy laid blanket of this world we live in and feel that tiny breeze across my skin and become awake to this beautiful life i live.