An old post from a few years ago popped and I thought I would share here (unedited from the original):
“I know it is tempting to only post the "highlight reel" moments & pictures, so this is my attempt to do the opposite. We had a very normal, mundane day. I spent the morning with my 4 kids. They didn't do anything particularly cute or memorable, just normal kid things. We had happy moments and frustrating moments. I worked in my office today. I did some things I wanted to do and also some things I didn't prefer doing. Nothing magical happened, just another day of investing my time/energy the best that I can. I never managed to get makeup on and I had planned to workout this afternoon, but I ran out of time. Not everything got a checkmark on my list today. We ate dinner together and then played with the kids afterward; again, some happy moments and some frustrating moments. My kids tend to use too much toilet paper so I ended my day with plunging a clogged toilet. Just another normal, nondescript, unsexy day. YET filled with joy and God’s unending provision and love. Now I'm going to read my book until a fall asleep. And thank God I get the privilege to wake up and do it all again.
As we go into the weekend, remember...
Social media is the 1% highlight reel; very little actual real life is actually posted (sometimes I have to remind myself of that when tempted to compare).
Everyone has normal, nondescript, unsexy days that will never be posted.
Everyone has bowel movements; sorry for the potty language, but it is helpful to remember that when you put some people too high on a pedestal. Just think of them on the toilet and you will remember we are all just humans.
Spend more time living your life than watching others live theirs.
Make private, happy memories with people you love and let them just remain in your private life.
Eat dinner with your family without your phone right beside you.
Stop scrolling and start living.
Guard your heart and mind.
This is the one & only precious life you get. Choose wisely this weekend.