The words that we speak and the vows that we make are powerful things. Yes I have often used it for harm in my life, but today how about I do something good? Would you like to join me?
I’m closing this month of looking at comparison by making these vows.
I am thankful for myself, for the unique way that God created me, formed me and gave me a purpose.
Today I will choose joy by being finding the reasons to be thankful in all my circumstances and relationships.
I will choose peace by accepting who I am and the stage of life I find myself in. There is no need to look at anyone else.
I will choose my future by dreaming my dreams, not the false ones created by comparing my life to other people’s.
I will choose the relationships I have, not the ones I wish I had with the people I wish they were. I will choose to see the good in the relationships I have, the unique ways these people bring joy to my life and I to theirs.
I will choose freedom, I will excel in my skin because I don’t need to live my life according to an artificial standard.
I will not make my child the collateral damage in the comparison game with other parents. I will accept him as he is, and I will give myself the freedom to parent him in the way that is uniquely suited for him.
Today I will choose not to compare myself to other people. I will choose to embrace who I am, who you are and the life we have been given, for it is good.