"Comparison is the thief of joy!"-- Theodore Roosevelt
I know I am not the only person guilty of looking at Instagram and coveting things I see. Whether it's a cool outfit, a trip to a fabulous place or even a maple bacon glazed doughnut.
And sometimes this covetous behavior can lead us to comparing our own lives or what we perceive as a "lack" of something to those people we follow on Instagram (or other social media sites).
Know this: every post you see on social media is well orchestrated (for the most part) people take photos to share the BEST of their day. If they are having a great hair day, cute outfit or awesome meal they take photos to memorialize it and perhaps strike up a little envy. But that is not their life EVERY SINGLE DAY. And so what if it is? Have you looked around at your own life lately? Take stock of what's awesome about your own life and even if you aren't documenting it for the world to see, be grateful and cherish those moments instead of wishing you had someone else's life. Focus on your own paper! Not to mention, anyone can buy a maple bacon glazed doughnut!
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