I clicked on to a social media site the other day, and it asked me if I wanted to “create a story”. I thought for a minute about the power of social media to curate our stories for us.

Don’t get me wrong, I love jumping on social media to see people’s trips, their joys, their highlight reels. But there’s always more to the story. Everyone has ups and downs. Seasons of highlights and seasons where the story isn’t so perfect.

So if you find yourself on social media caught in a moment of “compare and dispair”, remember that what you are seeing on everyone’s feeds are just part of the story. And if you find yourself posting a highlight, enjoy it. Own your happiness. Share away those moments you are most grateful for. For we all deserve a highlight reel.



Gina Graham is a photographer, writer and teller of stories at lifelensandlove photography. What is your family’s story? Let me be the one to tell it.

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