"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:
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."