This past week my husband and I have been in Scottsdale, Arizona to get some time together and to make some memories. I’ve learned a lesson or two while being here.
We went to beautiful Sedona, Arizona for a couple of days!! So beautiful. One day we went on a hike at a state park. High above our trail was an incredible adobe house overlooking the entire park! I imagined how lucky the owners knew they were to be able to live in such a place! I imagined they loved their home!
As we hiked higher and higher up the trail we noticed that there was a chain link fence all around the property and the grass was way overgrown; it didn’t really look as lovely as I had hoped and it didn’t look like the owners valued it as much as I assumed they did…..sometimes things aren’t as perfect as they seem.
On our trip I have posted so many lovely pictures of our trip; Greg and I look so happy and energetic!! Those seeing these posts on Facebook must have thought- Boy! Those two are so lucky….I wish I could have a trip like that!! Yet, to be completely honest; I spent 4 of those days really sick! Really sick. I still did stuff but…whew, I didn’t feel well!
Why do I share these two examples??? Sometimes, especially on Facebook or Instagram we see posts that appear to express a perfect person, a perfect life, etc. YET, you may only be seeing a tiny part of the real story!!
We can all tend to compare ourselves to what appears perfect until we get really close or until we get the whole picture! There’s always a backstory so be thankful for who you are, what you have, and the life you live!! The grass is not always greener! 🙂
Social media is fun until we compare our life to another! Remember……..we always project our best selves…..but it may not be the whole story! Love your life and your story!