Saturday, 12 March 2016

Sharing vs Bragging

In today's world we all share so much, our losses but most of all our excitement, blessings and accomplishments. I can admit that when someone close to me is blessed with something I want or have been working towards, it sometimes requires effort for me to be excited for them at first. I want to be happy for them but I am human and once in awhile I need to check myself. I'm just being honest.

So what happens when I get blessed with something someone else has been desiring. I want to share my joy and excitement with the people close to me in my life but I also don't want anyone to feel like I am rubbing my gifts in their face and gloating. Even sharing it from a place of humble gratitude isn't always enough because we don't know why God gives some gifts to some people and other gifts to others. It's not my job to answer those questions, I just have to trust in God's plan and try and remove the selfishness from my own heart that is capable of comparing and desiring what others have. 

So in sharing my joys how can I do so in a way of humility? I think one way is to be sure not to complain about my blessings. Life is challenging, and with most blessings comes more responsibility. I also believe its not healthy to bottle things up but there is a time and place to vent and I need to be aware of how I vent. Too quickly I can look on the not so bright side and the negative thoughts flow out of my mouth like verbal diarrhea so being mindful of how I share my struggles is important. And when I share my joys I can share my true gratitude as well, fully aware that what I have been given is a gift. But those are just my thoughts.

What do you think about this topic? Have you been on either side of this situation? How do you handle it? It's a tough one and I would love to know your thoughts.

xoxo
Audrey 

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