The Thief of Comparison

The grass is as green on your side of the fence as it will be anywhere. So don’t look over the fence, wishing you had someone else’s lawn…

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The grass is as green on your side of the fence as it will be anywhere.

So don’t look over the fence

Wishing you had someone else’s lawn.

Lawn envy…

Comparison is such a cruel thief.

But it can only rob you if you willingly surrender your key.

You empower comparison when you neglect to see the beauty and gift of what you have in front of you.

Your very own, very unique, very exquisite LIFE.

With all its complexities, fragility, beauty and strength.

You make the choice

To render yourself powerless to comparison

When you keep wishing you had a better this or a better that.

Instead of looking with the eyes of thanksgiving.

The antidote?

Gratitude.

Mountains and mountains of it.

Big mouthfuls and doses of it.

It hedges you and protects you and walls you in.

It shields you from the intruder of comparison

That if let in and left to roam about

Will fritter away that which you have.

Let your mouth utter praise and thanksgiving for everything you have.

The good and the bad.

Until it starts to pour out of your heart like a gushing torrent that can’t be walled up or stopped.

Comparison can’t stand the thunderous, powerful sound of a grateful heart.

It has no choice but to run and hide.

Then you discover that what you have is all that you ever really wanted.

Look after your own lawn.

Otherwise comparison might just rob you of it and leave you with a wasteland.

~ Cate x

Psalm 131:6