Comparison

I have never had what you might call a green thumb.  In fact, I have trouble keeping any plant alive.

Now, fake plants.  They are my jam. I can keep them alive, no problem.

So, when I planted bluebonnets seeds last fall, I didn’t hold my breath. But, yall! We have FIFTEEN bluebonnets.  I am so excited I can hardly stand it!

Now, here is the thing.  I look over into my neighbors’ yard, and they have an entire field of bluebonnets.  

If I compare my measly 15 to their field, I’m going to feel pretty crappy about those 15 beauties.  But, why would I do that?

Why would I compare my accomplishments to theirs?  Does that serve me in any way? No. So, I don’t do it.

I appreciate their ability to grow bluebonnets and enjoy the view.

I also compare my 15 bluebonnets to is when we lived at our last house.  I tried planting bluebonnets for years. The most I ever got to grow was seven.

Do you know what that means?  That means my 15 bluebonnets represent a 200% improvement over my last accomplishment. That is amazing!

In life, we always have a choice.  We can compare ourselves to others, or we can compare ourselves to ourselves.  

I think I’ll choose door #2.  

How about you?  What will you choose?

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