We are living in a world that is very different from when I was growing up. Technology has changed how we communicate with each other and the speed in which we do so. We now rarely pick up the phone to call someone when we have a question, but instead, we shoot them a text or a message on social media. We tend to comment on special events, birthdays, weddings, childbirth, accomplishments, and hardships, followed by an emoji of some kind.
Honestly, it frustrates me when people fail to pick up the phone and give a call when and if they do not get a response to something. Or if a message relayed is not coming across quite clear enough, why not give a call to sort things out? But, I do realize that this is the world my kids are growing up in, and I have to roll with the changes to continue living my best and most beautifulife.
Because of our easy access to following others on social media, there can also be an instinct to compare yourself to others. People tend to compare the quality of someone else's life to their own. They may compare the material things that someone might have to their own. They might compare the accomplishments of someone else to themselves. They also tend to compare how happy someone else might be to how they feel inside.
I will be candid and frank with you; this is a dangerous place to be. I remind my children that you never know what is truly going on behind the scenes of someone's life on social media. I have always said that people do not share photos for the most part that are not displaying happiness or something useful or good. Some images might even be filtered or doctored up a bit. Regardless of what you think you should be like, the most important thing to remember is to just do you. You are a unique individual with your own special look, gifts, talents, and desires.
Don't get me wrong; I think there are many time-saving benefits of relaying things quickly like never before. I also appreciate being able to catch up with what others are doing and sharing things about my business and my family. But, we need to remember to keep everything into perspective to focus on building a beautifulife. We need to trust our hearts and continue forward to what we are supposed to do and be.
My affirmation for you this week is:
"I am the best version of me that I can be and will continue to follow the desires of my own heart."