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One of the most famous sayings is “to err is human, to forgive divine”.  And perhaps the biggest err we make is when we seek to compare (apologies for the poor attempt at working a rhyme in here as well!).

It’s all too easy to look at our neighbor and think “I wish I had” or “I’m not as”.   That’s such a huge mistake.  And yes, I AM passing judgement.  I’m passing judgement that each of us has our own skills, talent, blessings, and gifts.  I’m passing judgement that to compare to others versus looking at how fortunate we are, IS a mistake.


Each and every one of you reading this has your own unique set of experiences.  They define you.  They give you strength.  They let you live your own unique life.  And that’s a gift that we take for granted all too much.  If you decide to ignore my guidance and “dare to compare”, do me a favor.  Step back for a second and think about how fortunate you are compared to the 7 BILLION other people on this earth.  Think about the plight of folks in impoverished areas.  Think about the challenge folks face in countries ripped apart by war.  Think about those that live under oppressive leaders.  When you get done with that “compare” exercise I’m guessing that your situation won’t seem quite as dire when you go back to comparing yourself to your immediate neighbor.

With that in mind:


  • Is it really worth your effort to compare?

As always, thanks for the time.

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