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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Cake and coffee

"The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else's highlight reel." - Steven Furtick

My sister sent me an email today about an incredible 'movement' that is showing up all over blogland called, "Things I Am Afraid To Tell You." She sent me the link to this post written by Ez from Creature Comforts that got this crazy viral internet dialog going about the authenticity of what we as bloggers post; a dialog that was started by a post written by Jess Constable (which ironically I wrote about her inspirational posters in my post last Sunday). Jess also wrote another post (The Icing or the Cake) that talks about another truth about reading blogs, Pinterest, or any social media site for that matter. In Jess' words:

But my Online World lens tells me a different story. My Online World lens makes me feel not quite “enough.” Sure, what I have is nice, but my life could be so much better if I had bright colored jeans, a floral blazer, a puppy, a hunky husband, a baby on the way, and a knack for cooking and entertaining like Ms. Stewart.
Then my life would really be something. 

The bottom line is that what we see and read is not always reality and even if it is, it can bring us down, make us feel inadequate or give us a false sense of what is important or even true. We blog and read blogs to inspire and be inspired but I agree that there is a negative side to it as well and I think it is a great dialog to start and continue (which is why I am sharing it). And incredibly this all ties in perfectly with a video that a friend shared with me this week about stress and the important things in life. It is just a couple of minutes long and well worth watching.

Click here to watch the video, "Life is like Coffee."


Carol@6WilsonBlog.com said...

Hi Sherri. I've read about this movement and it's refreshing. Images and perceived wonderland can certainly be disheartening. Especially for women, I think. We are soooo hard on ourselves! And we already have enough images in the media to do a number on us. I was watching "Eat, Pray Love" the other night and a line from one of the Italians was "you Americans don't know how to enjoy the moment" or something close to that affect. It really hit me as I juggle a million things at once, never feeling truly great about any of them. Blogs are kind of like that. We need to enjoy what we have, in our own moments. And truly take the rest as inspiration for dreams.

Unknown said...


I love your blog, but I especially appreciate your Sunday posts. They are always inspirational, thought provoking, and so full of truth. Thank you for another great one this week!

Kathysue said...

I loved this Sherri and I pinned it on my pinterest boards. I have another video pinned today that I know you will enjoy if you have a time to take a look at it I think you will love it.

Unknown said...

LOVED the video you posted Kathysue!


Isn't it the truth.....I was pretty happy with my humble abode until I started reading blogs. Crazy! How can something be so good AND so bad.....