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?
Think about comparison.
Comparing people is like comparing apples to oranges.
We are all different and have unique talents.
We all bring something special to the table.
Yet, we grow up learning to compare ourselves to others – especially our bodies.
How do you feel about your body?
Does that thought serve you?