yaynamasteTHIS🙌❤🙌#repost @emmyste ・・・
A good friend of mine recently said "your life looks really good". I thought about her words. As she spoke she said everybody's life is good and hers was not. She felt she should be making changes. She should be doing something different. After more words were shared I realized she meant what others were choosing to share on social media. What I share on social media. I replied yes my life is good, my life is full, my life for the most part is happy. I confided in her like many, my life has challenges, good days, bad days and far better days than I have had in the past. I did not want her to short change her amazing soul by comparing herself to another. There was deep pain in her voice, she felt everyone else had life figured out and big happiness. I shared with her we didn't have it figured out. That our human happiness was silver linings in normal days. And silver linings in tough days. That what she heard from others (us) or saw others post (us) might just be the silver lining we were willing to post in a long day or series of long days or long life for that matter. I knew as I felt her pain of not being happy, included or whatever social media was telling her was hurtful. A friend she admired for the marriage she shared on social media was one who recently had felt absolute despair over it. Another who she thought was happy in her career struggled going to work every day. So the lesson I found as she bravely spoke and shared with me...No matter what, it is best for our souls to not compare with others. We will do even better to not compare with our yesterday nor with our tomorrow.
My wish is while we may appreciate, we will not read into the perfect pictures that are out there. That we will know that all that matters is how we feel - how you feel in your soul. No comparing. No sizing up. No sizing down. The measure of us is how our belly feels in each moment. How are hearts feel when we wake up in the morning and when we lay our heads onto our pillows at night. If these do not feel right then we must commit to making changes for us. Please no changes based on pretty pictures or words in a feed. No comparing. No sizing
- emmysteLove you Em! We only have this life to be real. #realorbust
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