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When Your Life Isn’t “Pinterest-Perfect”

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“Wow! Look at that her newly-remodeled kitchen!”

“Dude! Check out Jay’s awesome rig!”

“Tim and Tammy are on vacation again! I wish I could go to Hawaii!”

“I can’t believe he lost so much weight! How did he do that?”

The moment we look up from these posts of perfection, we see our worn out carpet, our scuffed up truck, our six-pack-flabs, and sink under the weight of our imperfect reality. Just when we think we’ll shiplap our house into Magnolia-magnificence, our bank balance brings us to a full stop.

Our life, unlike theirs, is anything but Pinterest-perfect. 

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12 thoughts on “When Your Life Isn’t “Pinterest-Perfect”

  1. This is so true. . . . I have seen this create the ‘Keeping up with Jones’ mentality where people in my family feel they need to replace this or that because it looks old. I recently heard a phrase on NCIS that stuck out, ‘No one brings there B-side to Social media, it is always their A game.’ Most often on Facebook we don’t see the pictures of messy rooms or rugged carpets, dirty dishes. People most often show their best side on Facebook. I think it’s important in moments when we see this on FB or Pinterest to remember 2 things: (1) We don’t know their circumstance (this may be something that the owner could not afford and ends up bankrupt from), (2) I need to be content with what I have. Thank you for sharing this!

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    1. Amen to all of that. I think it’s also important to remember this isn’t a new problem. Social media has simply exacerbated an old one. Thanks for taking the time to read and leave such a thought-provoking comment. May the Lord be with you and bless you.


  2. Great post! Sadly, a lot of our stress comes from covetousness. We don’t have to have everything that we see or that others have. It’s just foolish to believe that we’re entitled to anything.

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    1. I agree, Michelle! Entitlement is truly a dangerous mentality. God has given us so much and it so often goes unappreciated. Thanks for taking time to stop by and comment. I truly enjoyed your post this morning! 😊


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