Sun, 30 August 2015
What if your son can't read as he enters first grade? What if your daughter prefers wrestling to ballet? What if your living room sofa has a couple rips and stains from a decade of use?
These things shouldn't be a big deal. But then you notice your friend's first grade boy is reading chapter books. . . and her daughter gracefully glides into class with a giant bow on her head . . . and their living room just got a make-over with coordinating floor-to-ceiling curtains.
Personally? My feelings of "less than" often start at a place of comparison. I know I shouldn't compare. I know it doesn't make me feel good. Yet day after day I glance around making sure I keep pace with the Joneses.
How do I move past comparison to contentment? And even more important, how do I get to a place where I can celebrate her athletic child or new couch or beach vacation?
Well, today's podcast guest, Kay Wyma, shines a light on the age old comparison problem and guides us to a better place of connection and true community.
In Kay's latest book, "I'm Happy for You (Sort Of . . .Not Really)", she helps readers find contentment in a culture of comparison.
I've been a big Kay fan since a dinner party over six years ago. As I sat hugely pregnant with our 3rd son, she encouraged me in my role as young mom.
Kay is authentic, brilliant and refreshing. My hope is her wisdom and practical tips in this episode help you stop comparing and draw you closer to the women you interact with daily.
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Direct download: GCMEp85KayWyma.mp3
Category:motherhood -- posted at: 2:51pm CDT