Sunday, August 28, 2016

Psalm of Julia

Thank you God that I am no longer who I used to be.
Thank you God that I am not who others said I was.
Thank you God that I was not left alone & forgotten.
Thank you God that you restored my heart and made it whole.
Thank you God for a life that is worth living.
Thank you God for more goodness than I ever deserved.
Thank you God.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Picture Perfectness is a Myth.

Some days, this is the reality of my 44 year old self: a mom's ponytail, no makeup and a compression stocking for varicose veins. This is how I look today.

I share this because I don't want to perpetuate this socially driven lie that life is just picture perfect all the time, every day. It's not.

We never hesitate to share pictures of our good hair days or fun-filled days or proud milestones. We are quick to display those moments and there's no judgement regarding that. However, we are less inclined to share moments that picture honest-behind the scenes-real life.

Listen friends; Life happens. And its not picture-perfect all the time, every day. If you believe the lie that everything has to be perfect to be good, it will set you up for an unrealistic expectation followed by crushing disappointment. When you look across social media and compare your tough, ugly moments with someone else's 'perfect' moments, you are setting yourself up for a dose of loneliness. Especially when you are struggling or barely managing life or just coping. Comparison is the thief of Joy, so stop doing that.

Let's stop perpetuating the lie of perfectness. Life doesn't have to be perfect to be good. Lets share that message more because that's the truth.

I'm personally committed to live in truth, so here I am pictured with a compression stocking for varicose veins that hurt! Who knew? I didn't...cause who talks about these things?!
Agreed? Disagree? Agree to disagree?