This topic seems even more important than it ever has been in this time of sharing “highlight reels” of our lives on Facebook, Instagram, etc. If you believe what you see, you probably feel like other people are living better lives than you are – awesome vacations, happy family photos, delicious and beautiful meals, and on and on. While I love that social media has made it so much easier to keep in touch with family and friends, there’s a tendency to believe that we’re sharing what’s really going on when the reality is that what is really going on may not be Facebook or Instagram worthy.
Instead of feeling jealous of what you see or what other people have, we’re all much better off thinking about what we’re grateful for. What are you thankful for in your life? Maybe you have a supportive husband, a comfortable home, well-behaved kids, or even your health! Those probably won’t show up in social media, but they probably make you feel happy in thinking about them.
So, when you’re compulsively checking your Facebook today, remind yourself that these are highlight reels – and make sure to reach out in real life to those friends and family you are thankful for! You never know what’s going on behind those beautiful vacation photos unless you reach out!