Burglarproof Your Joy
Funnily enough, I stumbled onto this online article right after it came up again on Cousins Night*.
Every time our conversation circles back around to this topic, we come to the conclusion that the strategy that works best, is to ALWAYS remember the following:
- Comparison is the thief of joy.
- Often (because we should never generalise by saying 'Always') another person's anger / inferiority / jealousy is just a by-product of their own issues. Don't breathe it in, because it has nothing to do with you...
- ...and when you feel irrationally angry / inferior / jealous, tell yourself that what you think is most probably not true.
*'Come hell or high water' might be too strong of an expression to use, because life happens, but we (together with Joné**) get together every Tuesday Night just to catch up & stay connected. Scheduling friendship time like this isn't for everyone, but so far it's one of the best decisions we've ever made.
**My (Esteé's) sister. Sometimes we even invite other relatives/friends - Celebrity Guests or something of the sort J