Do you often catch yourself gritting your teeth while saying… I’m Happy for you?
Lately I’ve become aware of this in my home. My oldest daughter is constantly comparing herself and her life with everyone around her and to those on TV. She hates her hair, her clothes aren’t good enough, she thinks she’s fat… Really? She’s 9! Ugh! The list goes on…. My motto for her is Choose Happy. I find myself reminding her everyday that she is beautiful and blessed. We are continually counting our blessings and sharing encouragement with her. She just seems to be one of those glass 1/2 empty people.
Being homeschooled can be quite difficult for a little girl who thinks the grass is greener on the other side. I have to constantly battle and remind myself that I am on the path that God has laid out for us. It can be very difficult and lonely at times. But I just keep pressing on, knowing that one day she will see how very blessed she was to be homeschooled.
We argue a lot because I am her polar opposite, I try to focus on the positive and always remember the trials and tribulations I have been through to get where I am today, thus realizing how very blessed I am. But to her it is all wrong or not good enough, nothing is ever going her way or she is missing out. So this book has really helped me to put into words someways of helping her to get through this and focus on the good. I now have more tools to get the comparison spirit on it’s way out.
Is comparison living hijacking your life?
Do you find yourself measuring your value against your friend’s house, body, marriage, resume, paycheck, organic garden, or Pinterest-worthy holiday décor, and coming up lacking? Do your college roommate’s Instagram snapshots bear little resemblance to the scene at your house this morning?
Excessive comparison and competition sap our energy and steal our joy. Our friends become our audience and judges, and our kids become part of our brand. Add social media’s constant invitation to post and peruse, and it’s no wonder that we’re left exhausted, discontent, and lonely. Thankfully, there is another way!
With refreshing candor and humor, Kay Wyma shares her experiences with comparison living and offers readers the simple remedies that helped her and her family reboot their perspective and discover freedom, authenticity, and joy.
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Forest Rose is a God Loving, Blessed Wife, & Relaxed, Eclectic Homeschooling Mama to 3 girls – 8, 10, & 12 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She’s passionate about lifting moms out of the homeschooling trenches that are discouraged, overwhelmed or feeling alone or isolated. Her hope is to point them to Christ and equip them to rise up with a new found hope and joy within, that He alone can provide. Besides blogging, she also loves hanging out at her exclusive Facebook Group “Homeschooling 101 Community” that she started to help new homeschoolers thrive.