Are you into pinterest? I know lots of people who are and lots of people love it. If you don't know what it is, let me enlighten you. Pinterest is a new internet craze where people (like you and I) can post or share images of things. And if you see something you like, you can pin it to your board. It's like when I was a teenager and I had a bulletin board. I would page through magazines and if I saw an outfit or hairstyle or decorating idea I loved I would clip it out and pin it to my bulletin board. This is just an on-line version of that activity and boy is it addictive! Want to check it out... click the link below.
I used it for a while and have now I have decided to 'quit' pinterest. Do you want to know why? Well of course you do, but please don't feel that I'm trying to convince YOU not to love pinterest, I'm just sharing my view point. I hope and pray that your aren't offended, just opened to another way of looking at things.
Pinterest made me unhappy. It made me feel inadequate. It made me think that everyone else can make beautiful cupcakes that look like bunnies or look like a supermodel wearing shorts and flip-flops. And I don't like to feel inadequate or unhappy.
Many years ago I had a subscription to Better Homes and Garden's. I paid about $15.00 a year to feel that my house was inadequate and my meatloaf didn't look sumptuous. Oh, my home was very comfy and my meatloaf was plenty tasty, but in the magazine they would arrange things just so, and spend an unlimited amount of time and money to make it PERFECT. They did that with food, decorations, gardens; Everything. I sadly, did not have unlimited time and money and thus my house and food looked - well quite ordinary. And frankly there is nothing wrong with ordinary. As a matter of fact, if you've experienced a season of life that was chaotic, having a season of life that is ordinary is WONDERFUL. I finally wised up and cancelled my subscription. I realized I was paying money and spending time intentionally setting myself up to covet. Coveting is wanting what I don't have. The magazine was causing me to be unsatisfied with my life and frankly I should be spending my time and energy being content.
Have you heard of people who adopt 'life verses?' These are people who have one particular bible verse really speak to them, to the point that they dedicate their lives or actions to what the verse teaches. Many, many years ago, I adopted the verse 'but godliness with contentment comes great gain.' One of my life goals is to live a godly life and be content in any circumstance I find myself in. I think saying 'no' to pinterest is one way I can live out my life verse.
So, if you like pinterest, please don't let me deter you from something you really enjoy, but I thought today I would share with you why I am saying 'no' to pinterest.
Oh, and my crafty card for you to see? The below fun project was made for my friend who is undergoing chemotherapy this week. I loved the sentiment 'don't you worry about a thing.' I thought it may be a good reminder for her. Inside I'll include the verse 'Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths;... for you are God my savior, and my hope is in you all day long.' Psalm 25:4-5
This card includes this beautiful twine and natural colored card stock KRAFT so it qualifies as my weekly entry into the Stampin Sisters for Christ weekly challenge. It also uses the colors from playdate cafe, so I'm sharing that with that group as well.
Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day.