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No Comparison

When I reflect on my own life I see someone who has had to work hard to achieve goals and milestones.  What I mean by that is, it seems – to me – that life hasn’t been “easy”.  When I’ve had to move forward or accomplish something I know I want – I have had to work hard to achieve it.  Hear me, I know I tend, at such times, to compare myself to others who appear to achieve easily.  Truth is, I do not see their struggles or the road they had to walk in order to achieve.  So in reality, I am probably no different than others.  I just think I am.

Do we all do that?  Do we all have a tendency to compare ourselves to others (the bible plainly warns that that is an unwise decision – Galatians 6:1-10,  don’t compare)?  Do we all tend to think we travel this life alone?  I hope not.  This is one thing I don’t want to place on others.  This is one thing I want to overcome, the idea in my head that I have to buck up, cowgirl up, stand tall, and do it alone.  The absolute truth is, I’m NOT alone.  I have friends and family around me who encourage me often and stand with me.

All this said because I was reflecting this morning.  Reflecting on a New Year.  I know, I already did that the end of December/beginning of January.  But it’s the Chinese New Year.  Happy New Year to those who celebrate this time of the year.  I was remembering my first, and only Chinese New Year.  It was in February of 2005 in China.  So, tomorrow, I will be posting about our trip to China.  It was amazing and difficult all at once.

To tie you over, I am posting some flowers I bought for myself the other day.  I love fresh flowers because in the midst of an extra freezing winter they bring a ray of hope for spring.

yellow

yellow

pale pink

pale pink

soft

soft

more yellow

more yellow

Enjoy!

cate b