Some days my baby cries… And the dishes are dirty and my boys are fighting. Sometimes I feel like a failure and looking at all the prefect squares on Instagram only add fuel to my emotional pity party. I think we can wake up, roll over, grab our phones and scroll at all the other stories of all the other people and be inspired or feel less then.
I think it’s easy to paint an image or a picture of a life on social media that maybe seems better then reality. I think it’s also easy to critique people for the way they parent or dress or live and it has made us all jaded in someway.
I want to seek out the good in social media. I want to learn the healthy recipe, or the cool place to travel, because it inspires me. I like to feel connected to friends that live far away, and so I can see their kids growing up through their posts. I love seeing a fashionistas outfit and knowing where she bought it with a few clicks. All that is good. But it comes at a cost and I have to be on guard to make a balance of it all.
I don’t want my kids to ask me to put down my phone and play with them. I want to be playing with them! I don’t want to be distracted by other people’s lives that I forget to live my own. Social media is great, and there is good here. We just need to always be reminded that our own lives are amazing! Everyday there is a sunset. There is adventure to be had and God to encounter. I don’t want to miss that because I am scrolling, looking down on my phone at what everyone else is doing.