Where I Am At...Being You
Yesterday my youngest daughter turned 11 months old. I'm "lucky" enough to live in Arizona where we've had record heat for the past week, so staying inside is a MUST. We took some photos in the living room..I blew up a few balloons and I thought to myself- how blessed am I to be their mom?
No one in this world gets to be their mom--but I do!
We can assign people a number, a name, a title- but someone else can reuse those things very easily. There is only one you......sounds like something from Barney, I know.
No one's life is the same.
I struggle with my attitude sometimes, and see blogging and Facebook as real life, when really they are glimpses of a life. Maybe artificial glimpses, because who really posts about their marriage falling apart, or the daily struggle they find themselves in. Really, who's business is it anyway?
Life is really supposed to be us going OUT and doing- not staying inside and dreaming of what life could be, or how our life doesn't measure up to so-and-so's life.
It seems every mom and her dog has a blog or a FB page that shouts "hey look at me, I can make this/I can do this/ I can wear this/ Ive traveled here....and you just haven't."
If you want to learn something Ive made before, let me know and I will gladly tell you how. I am no better than you.
One friend recently posted :
Do what you love. Others can tell.
Its so simple, yet so true.
No matter what the crowds around you are doing, what the newest trend is in your genre of creativity, stick with what you love, because it will be what you do best.
By BEST, I mean YOUR BEST, without comparison to what others do.
We have become such a group of people looking for self-affirmation from others, that we spend this short life living for others.
If you love to run, then do it and you will do YOUR best.
If you love to sew, then do it, and whatever you make will be cherished by the one who uses it.
Its great to have fans, and "likes" on a facebook page, but if electricity went out, you'd still be a living person with a life to live.
Whether people want to realize it or not, our hearts were beating long before someone liked our abilities. Our purpose was planned before the discovery of hot glue.
Sounds dumb, I know, but when we spend our lives trying to be different, we just need to sit back and realize we already are.
Do what you love, and others will notice you do. I can't tell you how exciting and fun it is for me to take pictures and to play with my kids. Only I am their mom, and they need me now. They need me now, more than the world needs another how-to- post, or recipe.