I was introduced to a book recently that I think almost all of us can connect with in some way. I'm Happy for You (Sort Of...Not Really) addresses our tendency to compare ourselves with others instead of finding in the joy in who we are or what we have.
Our cultural obsession with comparison is undercutting relationships and sapping contentment. With disarming candor and humor, Kay Wills Wyma explores how to trade comparison for compassion and rediscover what life is all about. It’s easy to get caught in the comparison games we play with our appearances, our kids, and our homes. Kay reminds exhausted families about tried and true remedies from the pressures of competitive living. In her warm, relatable style, Kay confronts the comparison epidemic raging in our homes, our neighborhoods, and our social-media feeds, offering remedies along the way. With candor and humor, I’m Happy For You (Sort Of…Not Really) explores the troubling effects of living in an excessively competitive culture—and reveals simple yet effective ways to escape the comparison trap.
I just started reading this book, but the message really spoke to me and I can't wait to read more. As a blogger I could constantly compare myself with other sites and just become more miserable every day. I made a decision a while back to just do what I want and not worry about what I "should be doing" and that has made a huge difference in how I approach my work. In my personal life things are a bit harder. I actually tend to avoid my Facebook timeline because I don't know what I might see that I would want to compare myself with. I struggle with being someone that used to have a professional identity outside the home and I also struggle with comparing myself to other stay at home moms. I'm reading this as part of a mission to truly be happy in other's success and see all the blessings in my life. I appreciate that the book contains so many stories and quotes from people in each chapter that show us "You're Not Alone".
About the Author
Kay Wills Wyma is a blogger, mother of five, and the author of Cleaning House through which she has appeared on The TODAY Show, CNN, Glenn Beck, The New York Times, Focus on the Family, and more. Before becoming a stay-at-home mom, she held positions at the White House, the Staubach Company, and Bank of America. Kay lives in the Dallas area with her husband, Jon, and their family.
Learn more by visiting the official website or connecting with the author via Facebook or Twitter. The book is available on Amazon now in Paperback and Kindle.
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