Something I would like everyone to consider to remember;
Comparison is the thief of joy. Please do not get me wrong, it is good to have wise counselors and mentors. I personally like sports of all sorts and friendly competition is good. However, the best person to be compete with is yourself, and to be better than your past, or the person you may have been the day before.
Skimming through facebook, and most social media for that matter, is not reality. Most people typically post their best pics, at their best times. Some even use filters. (Some use so much filtering they do not even look human). Do not compare yourself with fake reality. Do not strive to constantly please others, or obsessively care what other people think. Again, comparison is the thief of joy, and being a people pleaser is a mentally deteriorating activity. It is impossible to please the masses. Instead, be thankful for what you have, and the priceless (true non fair weather friends) people in your life, and love yourself. Besides, you cannot truly and fully love others, until you love yourself. If you desire a high value relationship or significant other in your life, then find out what that truly means, and be one yourself. How would you expect to attract, and maintain a high value relationship with another, if you are not one yourself?
It is NOT happy wife = happy life. It is also NOT happy hubby = happy life. It is mentally, physically, and spiritually healthy relationship = happy life. You can also find happiness whether you are poor or wealthy. Happiness is not found in things, it is found in knowing the difference between true love, and emotion, obsession, or hormones. The best definition of love is in paragraph form in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. Giving love is also not 50/50, as there will be times it is 75/25 as 25 is all someone may be able to give at certain times, in certain circumstances and the other has to give more for a duration or season.
If you have not truly discovered who you are, where you have been, where you are going, what you are about, and to Whom you serve. Then start now, realign you life’s compass, set new goals, and strive to launch the gift of life with purpose, navigate with principles and explore with passion.
Know that you matter, even in your mess. Know that you are also never truly alone with God. Know that you were and are wonderfully, miraculously, and fearfully made by the Creator of all things, for a purpose.
Let go of the mistakes of the past, learn from them, and allow them to be a roadmap for others. Live in the moment. Time is priceless, and once it is gone it is gone. Invest the gift of your presence with your Christmas presents this year.
Make it a great day, because you truly have a choice in making it a great day, and while you are at it, may you launch each day with purpose, navigate with principles and explore with passion!