Bunch of Blossoms
Yesterday I finally felt “caught” up with tons of work that has been sitting in front of me. I looked at my desk and had a sudden urge to stamp something just for ME! Thankfully, I ended up pulling out the perfect stamp set, Bunch of Blossoms.
I fell in love with the Bunch of Blossoms stamp set for many reasons, but there is one reason inparticular. It’s a simple greeting but one I believe has a ton of impact. Let me share.
You might be wondering, why would this little greeting be such a big deal?
Every morning I sit with a hot cup of coffee scrolling through my social media. The more I scroll through social media I see more and more how little I think of myself and how little I love on the ones that matter most to me. This greeting created such an impact for me because it made me think of how many times I become “busy” and forget to reach out to friends and family that really matter to me.
I’m fascinated by the “drama” on Fakebook, and perplexed at what I see on Instagram. I find myself scrolling and hitting the like, or love button. At times I’ve had emotions that felt like a roller coaster. Hurt, angry, happy, depressed, laughing, belly laughing, and times I scratch my head thinking what is WRONG with people. Then silence… and I’m trolling to the next thing. This repeats for long periods of times. A little embarrassing to admit, but it’s the truth.
That scrolling, liking, loving, laughing and sad faces… sometimes I walk away from that little piece of electronic in my hand and feel utterly inadequate. Let me tell you that I’m quick to give myself a reality check, but I’m afraid one day I may fall into the trap of not seeing reality.
Why would I feel inadequate?
In one simple morning of scrolling, I was reminded of…
- How horrible I eat and how little exercise I accomplish.
- I might be a hoarder with the amount of crap I see laying around my house
- I’m a horrible parent because I let my kid do something someone else thinks is wrong
- My FOMO disease kicked in. (Fear of Missing Out)
- Comparing my business to others- complete failure at times
- Oh, and I probably shouldn’t fly any airline because they are all awful
This was not even the tip of the iceberg!
Let’s Talk Reality
While some of the above might be true, 95% are NOT. Although my house is a wreck and I hate exercising, the others are feelings that arise from reading too much into what people post. Thankfully, I can shake myself out of the crazy talk and remind myself that I am not all of those things nor do I believe all of those things. The reality is, I live a fantastic life filled with a lot of joy. Sometimes I cannot see the joy because of the silly stuff I fill my brain with. I also deal with a lot of life struggles, because that is LIFE! Life is messy, right?
With all the negative I feed my brain, I needed a big wake up call to the fact that I matter and so do you! Not everything I read on social media is factual. Sometimes I wonder why I have anxiety. I believe it comes from social media. Reading the doomsday, life sucks and comparing myself to others quickly triggers it. The scariest thing for me, my teenagers live for social media. No telling what they are feeding their own minds with. That scares me big time.
I guess the easiest solution would be to walk away from social media, but the realist in me says that probably will not happen. Obviously, I can’t save the social media world, but I can love people more. I can let others know more often they matter and I’m lucky enough to have the perfect job that lets me create pretty things to send to others and let them know they matter. You can do the same.
All that talk finally leads me back to my card. The card that got me thinking about myself and those of YOU reading this. It’s the gentle reminder to let people know they matter. Put down the phones, and create. Create a simple card and mail it.
I feel better already!
If I haven’t told you lately, I’m grateful that you stopped by to see something pretty and especially today as I share a few thoughts (maybe more). Sometimes I have to get these things off my chest. Today was one of those days.
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Stay tuned for tomorrow. I’m sharing a MAN card! Sometimes I forget to make something masculine.