Tis the season for Holiday Home Tours! I’m so excited to be sharing my house all decorated for christmas with you tomorrow, and to be apart of this fabulous group of talented ladies all sharing their homes with you as well.
However, if we aren’t careful sometimes our inspiration turns into comparison, and we can loose our joy. I believe it happens to all of us at some point. We love to be inspired, but if we look too long, or linger past the point of inspiration, we can sometimes find ourselves in a trap of discontentment and discouraged in our own efforts to spread holiday cheer. I would be lying if I told you this doesn’t happen to me. I am no stranger to those feelings, and have struggled before with feeling over whelmed by the bombardment of beautiful homes decorated picture perfect for the holidays. Because I’m no stranger to it, I have learned to recognize it quicker when it tries to set in. I even felt this way just last week. I got caught up in looking at beautiful home tour after beautiful home tour, and started feeling inadequate not wanting to post mine because they had better decorations, and I didn’t decorate that way, should I decorate that way for my post?! All very real thoughts swirling around in my head. And I’m not just saying they were beautiful, these women are truly talented, and their homes were just stunning. But when my appreciation turned into feeling inadequate, it was time to take a step back. For those who aren’t familiar with my story, I’ve shared it here before, and will be sharing more of it on here soon, but for a long time I was stuck in a trap of not feeling good enough, and that effected me in almost every area of my life. Now I’m not saying that anyone of these women posted their christmas tour with the intent to make us feel that our homes aren’t decorated pretty enough. Not at all! I know for a fact, they did it with love and kindness, and a whole heap of hard work, to provide us with breathtaking inspiration! What I want to make sure is, as we soak in all this season has to offer, lets not let the seed of comparison steal our joy. Lets not let our appreciation and applause for a beautifully decorated home turn into discontentment or feeling inadequate.