So… we’ve heard of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Love them or Loathe them!
BUT have you heard of The Jones’? I’ve heard the phrase my entire life. It’s when you want to keep up with latest trends and have “the best”, be seen as having the best and ultimately The Jones are the people we want to be like! But who are they? Where did this come from?
I was thinking about this recently, and concluded.
THE JONES DON’T EXIST
What is this invisible stress we put on ourselves, unnecessarily? Who are these people we strive to be like?
I don’t see anybody perfect anywhere, certainly not as a parent.
We need to, as parents LET GO of this unattainable and nonexistent lifestyle.
O.K so someone has a Smart TV your son would like. A mum has the garden you covet. But overall there is no family living that wonderful life, on that greener grass, atop the sunlit hill. INSIDE the home is a struggle, challenge, stress.
Look at celebrities. A perfect example of money and success not being the answer to settled, harmonious marriages.
We, as people seem to be on that search for something more, or something else. Possibly, too many options today. Too many comparisons and feeling inadequate.
Or have THIS and THAT, therefore life is complete.
No! It doesn’t work this way.
I believe the more you discover your authentic self and nurture this, then you will be happier.
Don’t KEEP UP. Just BE a lot more.
BE in the moment. BE present and BE grateful.