So I was going about my day, thinking I'm minding my own business, when WHAM! Out of nowhere I am hit with Woefulness! Oh how I HATE that when it happens. So I had to sit down and think a minute...'where did this cloak of dispair begin to drape over me?' And then it occured to me...I had been visiting several blogs this morning and I noticed my thoughts as I viewed them: "Gosh, look at HER pictures~they look so professional. Mine look so dorky."
"Oh! Her house is so beautifully decorated! Like a showroom, model home, cozy place I'd like to be" (Depending which blog I was looking at at the time.)
"She's so witty and funny AND creative and talented.~ I feel so inept and inadequate."
Then I got up from my computer, walked out of the office and Woefulness was waiting right outside the door waiting to attack.SIGH.
Does anyone out there relate?
My goodness, comparisons can get one in such a state of defeat that one barely has the energy to set a vase of flowers on a table and call it a day.
I realize how important it is for me to keep track of my thoughts and what 'track' they're heading on...self-defeat or self-triumph? Why is it so hard to rejoice and recognize the talents in other's and not believe you have the same ability?
The rest of today I am going to be mulling this thought over and over in my head:Finally (sisters), whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable~if anything is excellent or praiseworthy~think about such things...