One of my biggest struggles is envy. I know we've all been there before, but I've been struggling a lot lately with feelings of jealousy, even about small things that do not matter in the grand scheme of life. I love blogging for so many reasons, but sometimes it's hard to read certain blogs when the authors are showing pictures from their latest luxury vacation, clothes they just bought on a shopping spree, or pictures from their seemingly picturesque life. I've shared my struggle with perfection before, and I think at times, my envy goes hand-in-hand with my need for perfection.
Of course no one's life is perfect, but I often find myself comparing my blessings to others, which I know I shouldn't do. I wonder why my hair doesn't look like it was just styled for a Tresemme ad or why I don't have the perfect boyfriend who randomly surprises me with expensive gifts. I usually try to check myself when I start getting on this "why not me" train, but I've been struggling with this lately.
So often we can get caught up with wanting the newest pair of Tory Burch flats or a new dress from Lilly's spring collection, that we forget how blessed we truly are. Of course I have problems in my life, and it's far from perfect, but I have what matters most: a home, a loving family, three meals a day, an opportunity to attend school, fabulous friends, and my health. I realize that God has blessed me beyond belief with all of these, yet I wasn't considering them "enough" to fulfill me.
I realized that instead of focusing on the "I don't have ___," I need to be focusing on all of the blessings I do have! I know this holiday season, I am beyond blessed.
Have a great Monday, y'all!
Miss Southern Prep