It’s such an easy trap to fall into, and if you’re like me, you do it subconsciously all the time: You notice your neighbor’s car is nicer than yours. Your friend’s children have trendier clothes. That stranger at the gym can totally run faster than you on the treadmill.
Comparison can be destructive – Ecclesiastes 4 says it is like “chasing the wind”!
So what’s the antidote?
Your small step today is to count your blessings!
According to Reader’s Digest:
The absolute fastest way to banish bad feelings from comparisons is to focus on all the great things you have, and are, right now. Sure, some other people may have it better or worse than you but you aren’t them. Make a list and actually write down things you are grateful for, including material blessings, characteristics about yourself, loved ones, experiences and thoughts. Make it a daily practice and you’ll find your urge to compare is almost entirely extinguished.
So get out a paper and pen, and start writing! And as you do that, this song may help:
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