Today is another post in the series about erasing the negative images we see every day. I hope you are enjoying this series as much as I have enjoyed sharing these brave women with you. Just in case you missed any of this series, you can catch up by clicking giving back in the menu.
Today I have the pleasure of having Laura from Fairly Southern share her favorite picture and why it is just that. She really gets to the bottom of the perfect social media posts in her story.
I love this photo because it reminds me of how truly happy I was in this moment, which is honestly such a rarity in today’s world! So many Instagram and blog photos showcase staged or exaggerated happiness. Sometimes it’s a necessary evil in order to convey the messages we are called to share. I can’t tell you how many times I have posted a smiling photo that was taken right after my hubby and I snapped at each other for half an hour, frustrated by not being able to get the right shot of my ethically made outfit for my blog. I may have had a smile on my face as I modeled that outfit, but inside I was fuming! That was not the case with this photo. This was taken right after I woke up on my last morning in Belize during a recent vacation. I wanted to walk out on the beach and enjoy the warm sun before getting on a plane to head back home. My soul was full of joy. When I look at my body, face, and hair in this photo, there are parts that I think look great and other parts that perhaps don’t look their best. But overwhelmingly, all I feel is the joy that I felt in that moment, just as I was, bed head and all. Here’s to more non-fabricated joyful moments just like this!