“Don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle.”- Jon Acuff


I know it is pointless and unfair

I know that I should not compare

Myself with others, but I seem to forget

Quite often, inadvertently I seem to set

Out to compare my life’s circumstances unique

With others, subjecting myself to critique 

Wallowing in abject misery self-inflicted

Later hating myself for being afflicted

With this malady, albeit common, 

Of being tempted to indulge in comparison

Even while counting my blessings it appears

I compare myself to those with more tears

Over time one thing to me has become clear

Compare, and you feel superior or inferior

Neither brings contentment to the heart

It threatens to pull your uniqueness apart..


So I have been working to let go

Of this dreadful habit, progress is slow

Less comparison does make me feel better

(Also from spending money it does deter)

One final thought here- with nothing to compare

Yourself to , you can be perfect, that’s only fair!







Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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