When my son was in preschool, his teachers were tasked with making the decision as to whether or not he should move on to kindergarten or stay back a year. After much prayer and deliberation, they came to me and said they thought it was best that he stayed back a year. There wasn’t a problem academically, but rather socially.
When I talked about other children with August birthdays going to school on time, his teacher replied, “your son is your son. He can only do what He is uniquely wired to do. He is not any other child. God created him with a specific purpose and plan for his life, and it’s not fair to compare him to anyone else.” What wisdom! In the same way, you are you, uniquely created to do only what you can do. It isn’t fair to compare yourself to anyone else. You are not them. Happy women don’t compare, but rather embrace the joy of being unique.
No one achieves happiness all the time. That is a myth. Don’t believe the world’s lies that a good life is one in which you are happy every second. We all experience pain and anger and other negative emotions from time to time. The difference between happy and unhappy women, however, is how they choose to deal and react to those negative emotions.
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Michelle S. Lazurek is an award-winning author, speaker, pastor's wife and mother. Winner of the Golden Scroll Children's Book of the Year, the Enduring Light Silver Medal and the Maxwell Award, she is a member of the Christian Author's Network and the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. She is also an associate literary agent with Wordwise Media Services. For more information, please visit her website at michellelazurek.com.