#fridayfacts Comparison is the thief of joy

We do it with the trivial, ‘which dessert will I enjoy the most’, yet we know of others who do it when the stakes are much higher. We might have heard some married person confide in us that they may have married the wrong person and that they’ve recently met the ‘right one’.

Theodore Roosevelt once said that comparison is the thief of joy. Whether it be our marriage, our job, our car, our home, our body shape and size (or that of our partner) it seems we spend far too much time comparing what we have with what we don’t, or in search of something different. Don’t believe the myth that there is just one (insert here job, wife, holiday location, house…) divinely appointed and designed just for you. It would mean that if you miss identifying ‘it’ you are doomed to a life of disappointment!

We certainly make decisions about something very carefully. But after much consideration, in most circumstances, it becomes the right one for us. There may be a few other options out there, but that is irrelevant. Our commitment to our job, our marriage, or even making our house a home, helps it becomes the right thing for us …the only thing for us.