Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being,
And in the hidden part You will make me know wisdom. (Psalm 51:6)
So this year I finally decided to enter the world of social media. I know what you’re thinking, it is pretty funny, considering the fact my grandmother was posting selfies before me. Don’t judge me…lol. I hid out for a while because I know how easily distracted I can get, and wasn’t sure if I was quite ready for it. 🙂 However, now that I have joined, it has become my new favorite tool for connecting with others and sharing encouraging messages.
One of the first platforms I joined was Instagram. A friend recommended it would be a good start because I had more control over what I wanted to see and could follow people with similar interests. She signed me up and just like that, I was ready for my first post. Ready. Set. Share.
Now upon posting I didn’t realize that I would be given the option of applying several different filters to the photo I was going to upload. What I had originally intended to show could now be altered with the swipe of a finger. Later on I discovered that this was not just something unique to the Instagram world. SnapChat, other apps, and even my camera were equipped with this lovely feature. Just like that I could add a twinkle to my eyes, brighten a dark image, or make my face look flawless!
I like filters and think they’re pretty cool, but unfortunately when applied they don’t depict a true picture of the real thing.
And then there was: #NOFILTER.
I learned typically people use this hashtag when posting “unaltered images.” It basically lets us know that what “you’re seeing is exactly what they were seeing.”