How often we focus on seeing the good in other people. "Assume good intent" we teach ourselves and our family. In this digital age, we get a glimpse into the lives of thousands of people, even if we have never met them.
Do you enjoy blogs like I do? I love to get advice and different perspectives on everything from crafts and cooking, to decorating and saving money. At times however, I catch myself missing the great tips and suggestions by focusing on the snapshots of the blogger's "perfect" life.
Oh how perfectly decorated their homes look, the amazing talents of the crafters, the mouth watering food pictures, and the receipts of AMAZING sales found!
It is important for all of us to step back and remember that most everyone puts their best foot (or blog post) forward. We are seeing what has been CHOSEN for us to see. Bed head, dirty diapers, feisty children, and piles of laundry are NEVER shown.
Each of us have God given talents. It is important to embrace and increase our talents, BUT it is impossible to be talented or "perfect" in all things, even if that is the picture that we get from observing others lives, be it on-line or in person.
The focus this month is LOVE, so while we work to see the good in others, remember to also acknowledge the good in yourself!