Yesterday, we talked about how becoming a tourist in our hometown can help us to cultivate gratitude in our daily lives. Today, I want to share with you the second key to living a more thankful life: don’t compare, ever.
If you’re a mom, don’t compare yourself to other moms. If you’re an accountant, don’t compare yourself to other accountants. If you’re a pastor in ministry, don’t compare yourself to other people in ministry. Whatever you do or whoever you are, don’t compare. It’s especially important that you don’t compare your current life to your past life; don’t look back five, ten or twenty years and think about how different things were then. Just be content where you are right now. Be present and take note of what you have. It’s a gift that you’re alive and that you have family and friends. Life itself is a gift and it is full of blessings, you just have to have eyes to see them!