In less than two weeks we will celebrate Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday. I love Thanksgiving because it is simple, and it is good. It is about gratitude, family, and food. However, as I start preparing our home for the day and our guests, I hear a voice inside my head that I do not like.
As I make preparations for the day, I start comparing my house, my furniture, my decorating to that of glossy magazines, and I come up short. I surf the web for new recipes and ideas, and I see blogs where the author seems so organized, so full of homemaking tips, that I feel inadequate. I am ashamed to admit it, but I feel the green monster of envy slowly creaking into my conscience.
Several years ago, my friend, Carmen, wrote a post about Never compare your insides with their outsides. Today is her birthday, and as a birthday gift, she asked her readers to tell her about a post she wrote that had personally touched them. It is then, when I thought about that post.
So, from now to Thanksgiving , I am challenging myself to quit thinking about my shortcomings, and focus on the many blessings in my life, a personal and loving relationship with God, the Father, the Son and the Spirit, a funny, and loving husband, and two beautiful children.