So, it’s the day after Christmas. Or as so many of you have posted on FB CHRISTmas. I’m sorry, but putting “CHRIST” in all caps bugs me. All your other pictures and posts (which reflect how you live) have nothing to do with living for Jesus, but yet when Christmas rolls around you get all Jesuslike. No wonder so many people want nothing to do with church, we’re just a bunch of hypocrites. This is not the purpose of this blog so I better jump off my soapbox…
I saw a video on FB the other day of some AMAZING looking waffles. My husband saw it too and we decided that’s what we wanted for Christmas morning breakfast. The video shows a puff pastry placed on the waffle maker, then stuffed with cheese and ham, then puff pastry folded on top and wha-la, you have a gorgeous, stuffed waffle. I decided to kick it up a notch and add a fried egg on top. Can you say genius?
I’m assuming the video was filmed multiple times to make it look that easy-peasy. The truth is the puff pastry wasn’t big enough and ALL the cheese melted out. The waffle was good but dry so I had to add syrup to add moisture. Please note the melted cheese oozing out, all the smoke, the mess in the background and the awesomely annoyed look on my 8yo’s face.
Isn’t this just like life? We post on social media, snippets of our life. The snippets that make us look good, like we have it all together, like our life is WAY.BETTER.THAN.YOURS. (That would be the first pic to make you jealous of our breakfast.) And most of us fall for it. We look at our “friends” and think their spouse is just so perfect…their kids are perfectly trained (people with kids, we all know their behavior is totally viewed as a direct reflection of us.) Their house/car/stuff is nicer than mine which means they make more money than me so they must be happier then I am.
The truth is we all fall short; we all #fail and most times we don’t want others to know about it. Yes, I did post the second pic on FB. I do post my highs but I also post my lows. I believe we all live messy lives and the more honest we are about them, the better everyone would be. I believe if we would all quit pretending to be something we’re not, like perfect, and start living the awesomely jacked-up lives we have, we’d actually be happier and therefore less judgmental.
Let me challenge you for 2016: start being more honest with yourself. It will be hard at first, but I guarantee it will be life changing!
Thanks for allowing me to share my world with you..welcome to my brain.