I'm back from a long hiatus. Lots going on here. Spring Fling, Pre-K graduation, End of School, Camps, and now my husband is running for our local Board of Education. The first thing to get neglected is my blog. Hoping to become a more regular blogger in the fall when both kids will be in school. Can't think of that now - I'll start crying. ;)
But, lately I have been reading and thinking a lot about comparison and friendship, and I wish I could remember where I read this last week, so if you know, please comment. Someone said something to this effect. When we compare ourselves to others we are comparing our insides to their outsides. Basically, the thoughts and inner musings of what we would like to change about ourselves to the best parts of others that they let people see. So it's a really losing situation. It has made me think a lot about that. One of the other things I have been trying to remind myself is the quote "Comparison is the thief of joy." Boy is that true. You can make yourself crazy reading blogs and looking on pinterest. While I love to do both of those things, I am constantly reminding myself to be thankful. Thankfulness can quench comparison and self doubt/self defeating attitudes. Being thankful in everything.
Print by girlheartscameraToday I was reading a favorite blog, gypsy mama, by Lisa Jo, and she has a beautiful printable called The Tired Mother's Creed. It is wonderful. Go check it out and print it out like I did. She is such an encourager, and this was just what I needed.
Let's remember to encourage each other, be thankful in everything, and compare ourselves only to Jesus, who is perfecting us in Him every day.