I had a good laugh revisiting this article I bookmarked a while back. In case you’re not familiar with The Onion, it’s fiction intended to parody news sources.
Of course the article is absurd – that’s what makes it funny – or is it? How many of us have sugar-coated reality for the benefit of our scrapbooks? Maybe I’m not as bad as Jane Hemmer, but I will confess to accentuating the positive on my layouts about our 2002 two-week family adventure in an RV.
(That's not really us...it's an image from the movie, RV.)
It was an overall fun vacation, but pack 5 people like sardines in a 30 ft. tin can for 14 days and you’re bound to have some bickering. And there’s nothing wrong with saying exactly that on a layout.
I try to tell it like it is, even when it’s not picture perfect, because I want my scrapbooks to be an authentic representation of my life. At the same time, I think focusing on the positive side of things is a healthy way to invite more of those types of experiences into your life – the whole law of attraction thing.
How ‘bout you? Do you feel like your scrapbooks include a good balance of the trials along with the triumphs? Or would you Photoshop yourself into family gatherings to hide the fact that you were serving time at the state penitentiary? LOL