“Comparison is the thief of joy”
How many times have we looked at something, and said “wow, if I only had THAT” then our lives would be better, easier, lighter, happier, etc.
This phenomenon, which God knew would be an issue way before we did, has become much more prominent in the digital age. It is much easier to show your life and your lifestyle in new ways, making others around you question their own choices.
(image via bitchmagazine.org)
This article, (The Pleasures and Pitfalls of Lifestyle Blogs) discusses this very thing. Some blogs are fun to look at, just take the explosion of Pinterest. But often times, I find myself comparing, contrasting and even coveting what others have versus what I have not.
It’s really not worth it. Take what you have, and let it be. I’m guilty, I’m sure others are guilty too. That’s why it’s nice sometimes, to turn off, look around and give thanks for the good in our life. It’s there, whether we blog about it or not.