I know I have compared myself to others in the past and continue to catch myself doing it still. I'm guilty of it. And I also know that it's wrong. I could have easily picked the word contentment as these two words go hand in hand in this situation.
Try as I may, I'll see someones home while out for a drive with the fam, and I'll say "Oh! Wow I like that one" pointing in the direction my desires lay. Then as soon as those words come out of my mouth I have to question myself. Am I liking the architecture, the use of color, the landscaping or am I coveting the home because we do not have a home currently that we call our own. I receive several emails from realtor's showing there newest listing. I will click through them observing the homes layout and if it appeals to me, I hit my fave button. This saves the home so that I can show it to my Husband, & my children, and anyone else who will look.
|Exterior I Love|
My chosen word "Compare" comes from a verse from the Bible. One that I was introduced to in 2013.
II Corinthians 10:12
For we dare not make ourselves of the number,
or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves:
but they measuring themselves by themselves,
and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.
Maybe with a little more practice I can remind myself before getting discouraged, or slipping into disappointment, to be content wherever I am.