…skip the highlight reels.
Highlight reels? Yes, the ones on social media, highlighting the ups and downs of strangers, friends, and family (yes, them too). It’s okay to check-in, be inspired, catch up on the news, ‘tea’, etc. from time to time but there’s this habit of believing and drawing conclusions about people based on what is depicted on social media. I don’t post pictures of me napping so one might assume I’m out here being super woman and that is simply NOT the case. My nap game is strong. No pictures/videos of me dancing, but that doesn’t mean I don’t indulge. As my mentees would say “I got my whole life” last week at a local benefit concert for charity trying to keep up with the fearless leader of one of my favorite bands (NOTE TO SELF: You cannot keep up Sharnikya).
Nope, no tears posted on social media but that doesn’t mean I haven’t cried quite a few times this year (tears of joy and sorrow). I’ve given epic side-eyes this year (no photos please) and of the work being done in the community, less than half of it is posted by me or my #positivepeerpressurepeers on this journey with me.
Skip the highlight reels. Write your own inspirational quote. Scroll through your life - reflecting on God’s blessings and mercies.
So as this year comes to a close, spend some time with you. Skip the highlight reels. Write your own inspirational quote. Scroll through your life - reflecting on God’s blessings and mercies (they are new every morning), thanking HIM for the blessings you’ve prayed for and those He threw in because He’s G.