Selfie-Centered

Who would ever buy a selfie stick? I don’t take selfies.

This was a thought that blew through the caverns of my mind while I judgmentally gawked at a (probably very nice) couple using a selfie stick at Universal Studios.

“Yes, you do,” I heard my husband declare. I guess I had voiced my disapproving thought out loud. He’s so helpful.

My eyes widened with offense. I most certainly did not take selfies! Why? Because, I’m not self-centered.

After the two of us debated back and forth for about three minutes regarding whether I was guilty of committing the selfie crime, I resorted to pulling up my Instagram account with intent on proving my innocence.

I wish I hadn’t done that.

Sure enough, there on my Instagram wall, stared back several selfies that I had posted just that month. I didn’t need to scroll down. Was I selfie-centerd without even knowing it?

I think reality checks are healthy, especially when pointed out by someone who truly cares for and loves you. I wasn’t even aware that I not only took, but also posted selfies.

It’s important to be aware that we are all capable of being wrapped up in ourselves; it’s the tendency of our flesh.

Awareness helps me avoid ignorance.

It’s also important to remember that we are all capable of a lot of things. Just because you see something ugly in someone else doesn’t mean that the same ugliness is “beyond you.”

Go get a mirror. Or go get your blatantly honest spouse.

Awareness helps me avoid arrogance.

selfie

This is what happens when I try to take a selfie with Nick…

He keeps life fun. But capturing a decent photo together is a challenge.

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