Day 19|If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would it be?
One of my favorite quotes of all time is from Theodore Roosevelt and he said this:
Comparison is the thief of joy.
If comparison were an Olympic event, I'd be a 6 time gold medalist! And although I know what comparison does to my view of life, it's like second nature at this point. How easy it is for me to get on Facebook and to be reminded of my long-term singleness; or to see so many homes I wish were mine on Pinterest.
Effortlessly, I can slip into this state of "if only I had..."
At every turn there's yet another opportunity to be discontent with what your life is or isn't. No matter what it is, there's always going to be room for more wanting. And in the wanting, is where I find that discontentment slowly seeps in. In the wanting, I can see clearly all of my hopes and dreams perfectly gifted to everyone else.
I think what I'm trying to say is that life is full of unmet expectations. And that's okay, because everyone has some part of their life that hasn't gone as planned. But if we spend our time focused on the multitude of ways we've been disappointed, than we forget to see the many times we've been pleasantly surprised.
Now the tough part, we all know that it's much easier to type out all of these things rather than live them. It's much easier for me to resolve to be content than to actually live my life in this light. It's going to take time and practice and energy. But it'll be worth it.
Do you have anything you'd want to tell a group of people?
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