We have all had it happen. We are scrolling through social media, looking at pictures of tropical beaches or perfectly matched, smiling kids. We can’t help but compare and wonder why our lives don’t seem quite so “picture perfect”.
Of course we all know, that these “Christmas Card” moments aren’t the real deal. It is important to be aware that we are only seeing the carefully chosen “best” moments. Even more powerful is the realization that we don’t need to strive for these picture perfect moment to have a “moment”.
Those moments, the ones that turn into long lasting memories. They can catch you by surprise. Sometimes in the middle of the chaos, the “mess” that may be your life right now you have an unexpected “moment”, the kind that fills your heart with love and gratitude. Reminds you what life is really all about.
So stop worrying about creating that Christmas Card moment. Be open to every day, ordinary yet magical, moments in your own “perfectly” messy life!
Joy comes to us in ordinary moments. We risk missing out when we get too busy chasing down the extraordinary.Brene Brown