Lawn care, splicing commas and hitting the gym – Laura Droege has some wise words on not comparing ourselves to others.
My gym has a white board with inspirational quotes. Here’s one:
This is a great thing to remember whenever we start to play the comparison game. At church this past week, the teacher quoted a verse about not comparing ourselves to others, lest we become envious and boasting.
When I see that your grass is greener, I’m jealous. (Her stomach is flatter! He’s smarter! She has a publishing deal! And I bet they’re gloating over how much better they are, too.)
On the flip side, if your grass is browner, I become a little too big for my ballcap. (Ha, MY stomach was flatter when I was seven months pregnant! Ha, my dog is smarter than he is, and I don’t even OWN a dog! Ha, I know how to split infinitives better than SHE does! And I can splice commas like nobody’s business! And become judgmental about grammar!)
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