WHAT IS THE “BEHIND THE SCENES” LINK UP?
Social media and online relationships can make us feel like everyone else has it all together. We’re edited, proof-read, Pinterest-perfect versions of ourselves (or so some might think!) when – in reality? There is an unfinished pile of laundry around the corner. That cute toddler smiling for the camera just had a massive meltdown seconds ago. That yummy breakfast-for-dinner you just showed us on Instagram? It’s because the cat licked the chicken that was supposed to be for dinner.
“Behind the Scenes” is a fun link up where we show those photos – but tell the real story behind them. The sneak peek behind the scenes, a look past the edges of the photo to the real life behind it. Read more here!
There are views like this all along my walk to work. Old buildings filled with new ideas, dreams, and businesses. Churches, banks, a store that sells lamps, some government buildings, a few restaurants all line the block of the historic little town.
I stop to look in the window of a new store, loving the excitement and anticipation of something new. It looks like a place I would enjoy, colorful, happy, and just plain fun. A few stores down is another establishment I have yet to visit, but look at longingly each time I walk by – windows filled with beautiful globes, decorations, nothing practical and everything whimsical.
I walk and I imagine spending a Saturday morning in autumn on those same sidewalks with my mom, my sister, maybe some girl friends. Just a girls day. Drinking coffee, laughing, browsing, and maybe wandering down to the store where you can make your own necklaces. It’s the kind of days I remember from college, and the kind I dream about now that I’m a mama. Care free. No need to rush back for nap time.
Today, though? Today I’m just blessed to walk to a job that I enjoy. To know that where God has me right now is good. So I stop and take a quick photo because I don’t want to skip over the blessings of this short walk.And maybe one of these days this fall, we’ll make that girls day a reality.