A gentle reminder as those friends and family newsletters start pouring in
This time of year it can seem that everyone you know is living the good life. As you read about Beth’s recent wedding or John’s new house in the Hills, as you look at pictures from Ted’s winter vacation in Vail or your cousin’s gorgeous baby, DON’T compare yourself. DO take a moment to keep things in perspective.
Around the holidays, people’s inner PR professional come out to play putting a positive spin and a best foot forward on everything from Facebook posts to family newsletters. Yes, that new car or flashy diamond ring can make it look like your old college roommate is living the high life; however, you never truly know what’s going on in behind the scenes. Who doesn’t want to feel valued and yes, maybe even important, now and again?
As you reflect on your own 2014, I encourage you to not only to consider your successes, but also what you (YOU…not your neighbors, your parents, your best friend from middle school) value. Life is made up of moments. Moments watching “The Gremlins” with your dying grandmother, laughing with your best friend over something no one else seems to find funny, rescuing that dog whimpering on the side of the road and countless other little miracles. Life is about connection. And, honey, your Rolodex rocks.