1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..
Facebook once was a death trap for me. A trap of comparison. The pictures, the updates. Just more ways for me to see what they had that I did not or more ways for me to build myself up saying “at least I’m better off then them.”
I guess I thought it was some sort of race. Who can get a husband first? Who can get the most degrees? Whose kid learns to walk earliest?
But now I look back, and wonder…what was I rushing towards? What was I racing for?
When I stop and look around me. At my real life instead of the Facebook news stream, I see nothing but blessings.
I have an adoring husband who loves me despite my many flaws. The absolute most adorable son (who just snuggled with me in bed for about 10 minutes tonight, in the dark, when mommy needed some chill time). My family even the in-laws are amazing. I have a beautiful home. Life is SO good.
These days, I don’t do much Facebook news stream reading. I might miss out on the latest expectant mama or who’s engaged to whom. But I’m busy living my life. Sure, I’ll post a pic when Thomas does something amazingly cute…who can resist that?
My Facebook time is spent building relationships in private groups with real people. Investing in each other through prayer and conversation. There really is a better Facebook out there past the race of the comparison game.
Times up. That was totally all over the place. I’m tired.
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