Alas, we are rarely happy with our lot in life. Never has this been more evident to me as when I observed my now two-year old twins as babies looking to see what the other one had, wishing to trade for the other’s toy. It is true a certain amount of discontent keeps us moving forward, striving to better ourselves and our lives. However, a bit too much malaise breeds a deeper, unfounded depression. When a reporter asked John D. Rockefeller, “How much money is enough?” Mr. Rockefeller, America’s first billionaire (and still considered the richest man in modern history) replied, “Just a little bit more.”
So, don’t look around at others and think to yourself, if my hair were as thick as hers, if my hips were as slim as hers, if I drove her car or had her shoes, I’d be happy. No, you wouldn’t. You’d find something else to wish for. My challenge to you in this New Year is to look at all that you do have, open your eyes to your enormous privilege, freedom and comfort. I want you to see the beautiful things about yourself, focus on the good and push aside those negative thoughts that creep in telling you that you are not good enough or that you don’t have enough. You were designed exactly as you are on purpose. You were purposefully designed to serve certain people in your own special way with your God-given talents. To wish to be different is to boldly tell God He made a mistake, which He certainly never does.
If you need help seeing yourself in the positive way others see you, call me. I consider it a privilege and an honor to show others how fabulous they truly are. Happy New Year!