Something a Little Different

It happened in Kroger in the middle of the artisan bread section.

You know, the ‘not good enough’ feeling?

And why? Because I was purchasing a loaf of bread instead of making it from scratch. All these thoughts were running through my head, and I felt guilty for serving my family anything less than a freshly made, organic, warm out of the oven piece of Pinterest worthy bread.

[So I stood there getting all in my feelings]

And then I realized that while my family would certainly enjoy a loaf homemade bread, they would still be perfectly happy with a baguette made with love from the Kroger bakery.

And that got me thinking — Why is it that we live in a world where you’ve got to make your bread from scratch, that mocha doesn’t count unless you Snap it, and you never went on that vacation if you didn’t triple digits on your Insa post? We’ve gone from keeping up with the Joneses to keeping up with the Kardashians, and its turned into a viral storm of well meaning rapid consumerism and oversharing that I just can’t seem to get enough of. And it’s all so silly.

I came across the quote “interrupt anxiety with gratitude” and it really resonated with me. How many times in just one day do we take for granted the blessings in our lives? How often are we discontent with what we have because it’s not what we’re seeing on a polished instagram page?

So that’s my goal as we ease into this season of thanksgiving.


And learning to be grateful for what I have instead of being sad for the homemade bread I don’t have time to make.

Gratitude has become my best medicine for anxiety.:




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