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The Difference Between #blessed and a Real Blessing


Have you ever seen “#blessed” on social media?

Sometimes, the hashtag is accompanied by a photo, and the context is usually something like this:

“Can’t believe how beautiful this Caribbean beach is! #blessed

“Just bought a new Tahoe! #blessed

“Look at what he gave me for my birthday. Best. Husband. Ever. #blessed

Don’t misunderstand. There’s nothing wrong with celebrating a meaningful event. But what’s the motive? Is it genuine, or is it a subtle way of showing off? A “humble brag?”

I’m absolutely not saying everyone who’s ever used “#blessed” has poor motives. In fact, I’m sure many people are truly genuine. But I do believe that simple hashtagged word is an indicator of how comparison living is a big problem in today’s world, especially on social media.

So how do you avoid falling into this comparison game? Here are a few tips from my upcoming book Love Your Life, Not Theirs. Read More


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