The number killer of Gratitude, Joy, and Happiness in ALL people is COMPARISON. It's a monster! And You have to slay the comparison monster. Seriously don't ride on it and think you can control it, It has a tail that will whip around and destroy you. Don't play with comparison, Don't feed comparison. Just kill that monster and walk away. Better yet RrrrrrUuunnnnN!!
I'm pretty sure You don't want or need that.
The problem is we compare our day to day routine with everyone's highlighted achievements. Stop the madness friends!
because... its not a fair comparison.
Second you really can't see the full journey a person is on and what it has cost them to get where they are.
Everyone has obstacles and hurts even those with the big smiles and great success.
Remember to...appreciate your journey... be diligent with your goals, your work, your faith... focus on your growth and be proactive about it.... your harvest will come. Don't try to carbon copy another individuals life, spouse, personality or body. You are on this earth for a purpose uniquely your own. The only common purpose you may have with an other person is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. ^_^
My challenge to you, to myself and my children is to not compare ourselves others . When you admire someones success or achievement Praise Them. Don't envy them.
Everyone has times when strength fades, courage is small and hope is lost, When that happens to me, I Cling to...
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6
There is a good work happening in me. It will be made complete. You can have that hope as well.
Till next time be Courageous.