Comparison stinks

Black Friday is coming up. Can you believe it? Enjoy Thanksgiving first, then decide if you're going to wait in those long lines, in the cold, to save $50. I've never been a big Black Friday person. In fact, I've never shopped on Black Friday. I'm just not into it (although I have been tempted when friends and family share their savings totals). This year, I want something a lot, a few things really. Unfortunately, the things I want are much, much more important that a 50'' screen television or the latest iteration in fashionable boots, and I can't get them at any Black Friday sale. If so, I'd be the first in line with a down sleeping bag, an MRE, and a water bottle.

A lesson I've learned many times, and again just recently, and again just last night is that there is absolutely no reason to compare yourself to others, because it does not help any. It's like worrying, it gets you nowhere (this is another lesson I've learned many times over and over again). I am much happier when I focus on the goodness, when I'm trying my best to be my best. And when you're focusing on the good, you are bound to feel good.


Janice said...

FYI: We own a "You Go Girl" which is just like the Shee Pee.

ash said...

You do? Now you can go on those long trips, no trouble.

jamesandlindsaylattin said...

Wise words! I'm referring to the last paragraph of your post not the use of devices for long trips :).

jo said...

Dearest Ash,
So true.
You are amazing, truly. There is no comparison.
May your year bring you those things you want the most.

Chap said...

We love you Ash-here's to the things you want most-may you get them all!

Natalie said...

I hope you get all those things you want as soon as possible. You're a good person and deserve all the best. Thanks for the reminder to focus on the positive. I need to be better about that myself.