Happy Saturday Everyone!
In a world of “selfies”, status updates and Snapchat, it sometimes seems that people are becoming more and more self-absorbed. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy to hear from friends and family about their accomplishments, but sometimes it’s just TOO MUCH.
Lately, I’ve been trying to be more conscious of the things I share versus the things I keep to myself. As a stylist, I learned a lesson early on about listening more than I speak. Now, I may not always adhere to that, but I do try most days. If I don’t stop to listen, I could miss hearing crucial information about my guest’s needs and desires for her style. In “everyday” life, I want to give the people around me the respect and attention they deserve. And looking down at my phone or snapping a selfie while someone is talking to me is far from respectful. I encourage parents to instill this lesson in their children since it is the next generation that I truly see being lost in the land of “me me me”.
I care about my friends lives, I want to know about their ups and downs, and see the pictures from their trips. But I don’t need to know every detail of their lunch or how many squats they did today. And I can definitely go one more day without a duck lips selfie.
So, I’d like to give everyone a challenge for this week. Put down your phone when talking to a loved one, give your full attention to your spouse and children, and say “you” more than “I”.
Have a great week of selflessness