Comparison. Ugh! It's a dangerous thing and I know we all struggle with it. Last month as I was preparing for Will's Lego party I scoured Pintrest for ideas, bounced from blog to blog for inspiration, it was fun and I was excited. However, somewhere in the middle of party-prep I could feel the joy seeping out of me. Which if you know me, party-prep is an ultimate high for me ;) I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. I couldn't figure out what the problem was but after talking it out with Mr. Doozie I realized that instead of searching for inspiration I ended up comparing. And POP there went my joy!
Especially as woman we are quick to compare and I see it so much in the roles of mothering and being a wife. A blog post that is suppose to debut a new recipe or and idea for a gift should be seen as inspirational but am I the only one who sometimes leaves thinking "wow, that chic has it all together, I'm really slacking as a wife/mom."? Comparison takes so much energy and we all could benefit by putting that energy elsewhere!
Love to you all!
***In Other News***
I'm on Facebook now! (gulp) It is overly confusing, so bare with me as I relearn it all. I'm shocked at how much it has changed in the past few years. The goal of the FB page is to help update people with what's new in the Etsy shop, help with giveaways and give updates on the adoption (which, yes we have some updates! Look for a blog post on Friday about that!).
I always love reading your "Be Kind Wednesday" posts! :)ReplyDelete
I am a huge Dr. Suess fan and a collector of quotes so this post really does touch my heart.ReplyDelete
Great topic you have brought up ko and one we all need to remember.
As I read your post, I realized I was definitely caught in the comparison snare...sometimes it can be so subtle! Now that you made me aware of it, I'm re-focusing my thoughts right now and I'm going to write down 3 things that I'm grateful for. Gratitude always combats negativity for me.ReplyDelete
I have valiantly resisted FB...so far. I cannot wait for Friday's post!!ReplyDelete
I think Dr. Suess has come up with some of the best bits of advice ever. I think he would be really against silly humans comparing themselvesReplyDelete
Yeah, thanks for that. I compare myself to you! I need to knock that off. But you are amazing.ReplyDelete