What’s the quickest way to feel bad about your lot? Easy, just compare yourself to someone else. Funny really… I’d feel so great about something until I compared myself to another person.
Most times I don’t realize I’m doing it until my mood changes.
When I catch my thoughts sneaking off to Compare Myself to Others City, I have to make a conscious effort to pull them over and send them back to their hometown of Mind My Own Business. Or they can visit their cousins in the great state of Be Grateful for What You Got.
Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you. (1 Thessalonians 4:11)
I’m happiest when doing something productive and not worried about the world around me. Whether it’s reading, blogging, crafts, or just spending time with my little Minion.
- Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else. (Galatians 6:4)
- We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise. (2 Corinthians 10:12)
Theodore Roosevelt was right, comparison is the thief of joy.
Followed closely by a mirror in fluorescent light on a no makeup day.