“Jealousy is a tiger that tears not only its prey but also its own raging heart”
Nyah Nyah...I'm stronger than you are!!
Recently I came across a post at a friends blog. It's called "Death by Comparison" and it really struck home for me. The challenge my friend gave was to try to stop comparing ourselves to others, and start honoring the unique things that we alone are good at. I see the comparison game being played out many times a day. In my own life and in the lives of the people I admire. There have been a few occasions when I see someone in our community who reads our blog, and they express their inadequacy because they aren't "crafty", and we look like we craft all day long here at Twig and Toadstool. I always tell them, sometimes that one single craft project is about the only productive thing we do all day. The funny thing is though, that I play the comparison game too...I'm not a good enough gardener, cook, homeschooler, employee, sewer, knitter, photographer, crafter...mother. I compare myself to the people I know in my community, and the mamas I've met in the blog world.
So I'm taking on the challenge...here's my thing I'm good at and I celebrate in myself. I'm a crafty mom!
My garden is a mess, my house is well, disasterous, the laundry rarely gets done, but the glue gun is always on at my house!
What are you good at? What are you willing to celebrate in yourself??