Hello lovelies and a happy Friday to you all!
I have very much been thinking about positivity this morning. There is that saying about how everyone is dealing with some sort of struggle that you know nothing about. How true is that? We live in a world where we have so much more awareness about health issues both mental and physical and yet there are so many of these things we feel we can’t talk about.
There are many interesting discussions currently about how social media such as Facebook and Instagram only show us the good parts of people’s lives and that actually everything isn’t so rosy in the harsh and real light of day. Well of course that’s going to be true for everyone isn’t it? I’m not aware of anyone walking this earths surface who is perfect and we all know that is okay!
I am someone who as you know suffers with anxiety and depression, I am still suffering with the effects of my eating disorder even though I’m in recovery. I could include much more of these aspects of my life in my social media accounts however I see them as a space for positivity. Don’t get me wrong, I moan a lot and will often put how I am feeling in my posts however I like to post things that are colourful, bright and full of the things I love so I can come back to all the good things and beautiful sights around me without always focusing on my insecurities and issues.
My life is not full of flowers, I don’t spend my time endlessly arranging them or growing them or even having the time to buy fresh ones each week but I do enjoy when I can and I love and appreciate how beautiful nature is through them. That’s why so much of my account involves them.
It makes you wonder how people would react if you did start posting pictures of crying children after a day at school followed by swimming lessons and so tired they can hardly stand or you miserable because you have put on two pounds and your jeans have gone tight! I’m quite sure judgement would be passed on reverse about how not everyone needs to know all your business and how airing your dirty laundry shouldn’t be done in public! We can’t win can we!
I like to think that as a modern mum in a fast paced world I can understand that most people around me are having some sort of struggle and often will take the opportunity to show the good side of their life and loves on their social media accounts and what can be wrong with filling little boxes with happiness and colour?
I hope that whatever you are going through today will be a good day and please accept a virtual hug from me.
To finish another quote (you know me!)
“I’m afraid so. You’re mad, bonkers, completely off your head. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland