What did you implement last week?
Today I want to talk about keeping up with the Jones'.
We still do it, don't we?
We might compare our material belongings to theirs. Like our house, car, TV, furniture....
I know birthday parties were a big thing back in NJ. Lots of kids were invited to a rental facility and every minute was planned out.
I never had a desire to hop on that bandwagon because I preferred a smaller company of my kid's friends and I wanted them to know each other.
But I did catch myself comparing my goodie bag to theirs.
It's just in our nature to compare.
The definition of compare is as follows:
To examine the character or qualities of, especially in order to discover resemblances or differences.
Is that energy of examining worth investing?
What are the results of comparing?
Do we ever feel better after we compare ourselves to others?
Add to the list accomplishments, salaries, the way we dress, titles, friends, vacations, hobbies.....the list is endless.
Someone coined the phrase “compare and despair”. I believe it. It drains you.
All your energy is being drained. Just think of all the good we could be doing with that energy
if we focused on our side of the street and not the Jones'.
Our differences make us unique.
It’s really fun for me right now to get to know the strength of many new friends in a group I'm in.
It’s called the Powerball Team. And yes, I have compared myself to the other team members and it is not useful.
It is so much better to cheer each other on and encourage each other.
That is energy well spent.
That is a win-win.
An old Sunday school song comes to mind, written by Steve Green.
Encourage one another and built each other up. (1 Thessalonians 5:11)
Check out the interviews I'm doing with them on my you tube channel and also on the following FB page.
Ask yourself, "How can I encourage so and so today?"
Need help to get off the comparison trap? Message me.
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You are loved. Deeply loved. Loved beyond measure.
Until next time,
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