Monday, August 22, 2011

Must Share

I really like blogging. A whole lot.
It is a special way for me to journal our lives and is a much need outlet for this mamma.
I am not a big blog reader. Yes, I have a couple dozen friends whose blogs I read regularly (and try to comment regularly too) and enjoy very much, but a while ago I deleted all the blogs written by people I don't know from my reader. I found I was spending so much time scrolling through random blogs and not enough time writing my own or doing other things that mean much more in life. When I do things, I'm not the type of person to do it half-heartedly, so "just flipping" through a blog isn't good enough. I need to read each word, each piece of advice, and laugh at each joke. And always found myself making comparisons, and wishing my blog was more like everyone elses.
For some reason the other night, when I should have been in bed, I popped over to the Jones Design Company blog. I came to know about it through my SIL and it was the website that gave me the tutorial for the coffee filter wreath I made. This woman has a seriously beautiful house, is stunning herself, has hundreds of followers, and is ridiculously talented. All things I sometimes have a hard time believing I am or have.
I came across this post that she wrote and I just needed to share it with you (whoever "you" are). I think she truly hits the nail on the head when it comes to how we as women are so quick to compare, and judge ourselves, feel uncapable or worthless.
Pop on over and have read, and I hope you feel as uplifted as I did. It is such a well-worded reminder that even though my house isn't a big or as such-and-such as someone elses, or I might not think I write as well as someone else or have as many followers, that my value is not summed up in these things and that my talents and worth are as unique as a snowflake and as precious to the Father as yours and are something to hold in high esteem.
I hope you always feel uplifted, encouraged and blessed when you visit here. My heart is to share just how life is, and not to create the illusion that my life is anything but what it is.
And thank you, for reading......


Shawna said...

Love the blog you're speaking of...I feel that I have my eyes wide open to the fact that when we're reading a blog we only truly get whatever we get shown, which to a degree is face value.

However, I (as do you) strive to remember what Jone's design has done, remember this is reality, not pretend life ;)

Love you sister! xo*S

Anonymous said...

love your header...suits you to a "T"