I was looking for ideas to decorate my kitchen on Pinterest. I found a post that showed and incredible kitchen. It was huge, and open, and a dream. The caption said, “If your kitchen looks like this, Congratulations, you’re winning.” It made me chuckle. I opened it to see what it was going to show. It ended up being 18 variously kitchens that were unique and beautiful – picture perfect.
I didn’t make it to the end before I thought, “NO WONDER!! No wonder we are beating ourselves up all the time!” You guys – this post was telling me that if my kitchen was HUGE (seriously HUGE), open, different, lit perfectly, that I was WINNING.
Why can’t I be “winning” with the kitchen that I currently have? Why does my smaller, normal sized, builder grade cabinets, and linoleum floor make it so I’m not winning? Guess what? It doesn’t! My smaller, normal sized, builder grade cabinet, linoleum floor kitchen makes me awesome! Whatever your kitchen is – makes you awesome too!
Life isn’t a competition to see who is the winner of the best kitchen award! Thank you Pinterest for showing all the moms who spend hundreds, and hundreds of dollars on parties and make all of us feel like I’m not winning the birthday party awards. Pinterest fail of the day – Pinterest telling me I wasn’t winning. They were wrong!
We have to stop! Stop beating yourself up because you don’t do things the way Pinterest shows you they should be. We have to stop beating ourselves up because we “only” throw a regular old birthday party with regular old birthday cake and games. Guess what?! The kids laughed and played the whole time and it was awful because I wasn’t “Pinterest worthy.”
You are amazing! Your kitchen is amazing! Your birthday parties, and your clothes, and your hair, and your body, they’re all wonderful! You are enough. The internet, the world, Pinterest, all show us what we “should” have and what we should be doing. Know what? We should be doing what is best for us, and they have no idea what that is.
Don’t base your self worth on what other people think you should be. Remember every day in those moments where you get down on yourself, that you are trying, you are doing what needs to be done, and you are enough. You are. I know it, God knows it and I hope you know it too.
Today I am Enough.