I've read so many honest blog posts lately about us bloggers comparing ourselves to each other. Looking at how many followers someone else has, their beautiful blog layout or wondering why they get more comments than you. While this hasn't been something I have struggled with regarding my blog, I think it is something we can all relate to. I'm grateful I have found a community of women who really open their hearts to their readers.
This got me thinking...why not take this a step further? An easy way to stop comparing ourselves to each other is to encourage others. Encouraging others takes the focus off ourselves. I am blessed daily by comments like these...
These are from women I have never met face to face and yet they take the time to write me these loving words. They take the time to let me know that something I have written spoke to them. My goal is to do the same for others. I rejoice in the successes of my friends and I pray for them when they are hurting. If you find yourself playing the "comparison game" go read some of the amazing words you can find in the blogging community and leave them some love.
I have a wonderful circle of family and friends around me for which I am always thankful. Family and friends who bring me meals when someone is sick, or take my kids when I need a little break. Now God had blessed me with this wider circle of wonderful women who show so much love to each other! I never expected this when I started blogging. We share our loves, fears, families and just the fun little things with each other and I love every minute. I've sought out advice, given advice and made some true sisters in Christ. Thank you friends for walking this journey with me and showing me such grace.
"Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another." Romans 12:15-16
PS: I'm going to try and sleep peacefully tonight even though this post has no pictures. OCD kickin in.