I have never had what you might call a green thumb. In fact, I have trouble keeping any plant alive.
Now, fake plants. They are my jam. I can keep them alive, no problem.
So, when I planted bluebonnets seeds last fall, I didn’t hold my breath. But, yall! We have FIFTEEN bluebonnets. I am so excited I can hardly stand it!
Now, here is the thing. I look over into my neighbors’ yard, and they have an entire field of bluebonnets.
If I compare my measly 15 to their field, I’m going to feel pretty crappy about those 15 beauties. But, why would I do that?
Why would I compare my accomplishments to theirs? Does that serve me in any way? No. So, I don’t do it.
I appreciate their ability to grow bluebonnets and enjoy the view.
I also compare my 15 bluebonnets to is when we lived at our last house. I tried planting bluebonnets for years. The most I ever got to grow was seven.
Do you know what that means? That means my 15 bluebonnets represent a 200% improvement over my last accomplishment. That is amazing!
In life, we always have a choice. We can compare ourselves to others, or we can compare ourselves to ourselves.
I think I’ll choose door #2.
How about you? What will you choose?