Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Don't Compare...

We spend a lot of time looking at others and comparing ourselves. I can assure you that's a "no-win" game to play. You look at others and either feel better about yourself resulting in pride. Or you look at others and become jealous and envious of what they have and you don't have. You may think "she is such a better mom", or "She is such a better wife", "He is a better athlete than me" "Their family is so much better off." You can fill in the blank. And when it comes to matching up beauty always comes into play. And it starts at such a young age. "Beauty and the Beast" - "The Ugly Duckling" - "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer". My kids watched them all when they were younger so I am not saying they're bad. Just making the point that it's easy for kids, and adults, to buy into this idea that beauty matters most. We must be careful.



I want to encourage you to NEVER MEASURE YOUR WORTH BY COMPARING YOURSELF TO SOMEONE ELSE.


You're greatest sense of peace and happiness will come when you are comfortable with who God made you to be...in every facet of life. And it's such a precious lesson to teach your kids. Help them get this truth at a young age and you can save them a lot of heartache as an adult.




A definition of misery - "trying to be someone you are not."




Source: http://aboveyourcircumstances.nextmeta.com/content.cfm?id=151

1 comments:

Lady L said...

this is some great advice that i really need to follow. i always compare myself to other people and im trying to get out of it and just enjoy being me