Why do we always feel the need to compare? Is it our selfish human nature that leads us to be dissatisfied? Somehow, even when things are going well we still find ourselves comparing. Sometimes, it's our looks. We notice that everyone else is prettier or thinner or dresses cuter or has better behaved kids. Sometimes we look at the ones who we don't perceive to be cuter or their kids aren't as well behaved and secretly feel a little smug. Why can't we just be happy where we are?
There is always going to be someone with nicer things than we have, there will always be someone who looks cuter, (usually at the time when we feel the worst about ourselves) and always without a doubt someone whose kids are better behaved than our own.
Instead of comparing and feeling bad,we need to take notes and learn from those around us. You don't have to have tons of money to make your house feel like a home. Don't be jealous of parents who have kids that act better than yours, ask questions. I am just now getting this. I ask, I google, I read. If you want to improve something in your life, find some one who does good in that area and find out how they did it. Many times you will be surprised at what you learn.
All of us have many wonderful talents. I have friends who can sew and make amazing things, friends who can cook some amazing things, friends who have voices like angels, friends who are awesome at giving their time, friends who have a way of saying the right thing even if they don't know it, friends who show me how to be softer, friends who show me how to be firmer, friends who are stunningly beautiful inside and out, and friends who have an eye for decorating. To all my friends: remember each one of you has something special that someone else admires you for. You are beautiful vessels. Forget about what we don't have, learn from others that do, and remember the grass is always greener on the other side.