Your Subscription To Comparison Has Been Canceled
Did I mention that I am the middle child? Yes, we are the children that are blamed for everything. Secretly, though, our parents know that we are the geniuses. I have an older sister and a baby brother which leaves me smack in the middle! The stage is set: the first child is adored, the last child is beloved; where does this leave the middle child?
As long as I can remember, I was compared to my older sister. She was quiet; I was loud. She was well behaved; I was mischievous. She was perfect, right? Well, that’s how I felt, and this was perpetuated by our inner circle. That I should be living up to her standard instead of being a little monster. About five years ago, while visiting my sister, she told me how proud she was of me. She told me that I encouraged her, and made her look at life differently. ME?? I could not believe my ears; for so long, I was trying to live up to this person who was, actually, looking up to me.
“Happiness is found when you stop comparing yourself to other people.” Anonymous
This habit of comparing ourselves and others has to stop; we are all unique individuals. Besides, if God wanted clones, He wouldn’t have made everyone different. Engaging in this competition of comparison leads you directly to a place of torment.
I have decided to cancel my subscription to Comparison; and will not subscribe to others as it has not added any value to my life. Instead, it has robbed me of meaningful experiences, happiness, peace, thus providing discontent and jealousy. I encourage you to cancel your subscription and say out Loud. I AM FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE! I WASN’T MADE FOR COMPARISON! Have you canceled as yet? It can save you from a lifetime of misery!