Thursday, August 1, 2013


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"If your parents ever measured you as a child, they had you stand against a wall, and made a little pencil mark on the wall to show your growth. They did not measure you against your brother, or the neighbor's kids, or kids on TV. When you measure your growth, make sure to only measure your today self by your past self. If you compare your relationships, your success, or your anything against anyone else, you are not being fair to you. Everyone has a different path, a different pace, and different challenges to face along the way." ----------- Doe Zantamata


Isn't that just what we need as a reminder? Because human weakness, one of several, is prone to 'comparing'. It's as if by ourselves we can never do enough, we are never capable of better, we always run short of abilities and talent, or that we don't measure up to anything at all. We see easily the green grass on the other side of the fence... rather than work on our own potential or believing in possibilities right here in our own turf.

This was a conversation I had with a neighbor one morning comparing her children with those of her cousin's. She resented the idea that they were more 'successful' than her own brood.

We think that the other guy has had it so good and easy or that so fortunate to be showered down with all the luck in the world leaving none for yourself. But what we don't know is that a lot of hard work were packed into that image of good fortune or success. And too patience, perseverance, determination, and some sacrifices. Most of success stories have it engrained into their formula.

That's no surprise and .....we can do it too. We all can. But as diverse as people are, we each can work it according to our own individual pace, unique talent and skill, perception and attitude, with a diversity of circumstances and resources. education and dreams. And certainly not least of all, with Divine Guidance.

Truly....... "Everyone has a different path, a different pace, and different challenges to face along the way." As it says in the quote -- Comparing yourself with others is indeed unfair to you.

God bless you, folks, with everything good!

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