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"Comparison is the Thief of Joy"
At our Annual Board Meeting last weekend, one of my dear friends quoted a line from a book that we had been passing around, “Comparison is the Thief of Joy”. I’m sorry I cannot tell you what book it came from because we usually have several good books and magazines laying around to enjoy during the weekend.
I can’t tell you how many times in the last few days I have recalled that phrase.
It really is true. I see my child’s joyful smile when I give him a piece of candy, but can watch that joy die (or get stolen) if he sees me give two pieces to his sibling. The comparison steals the joy. There are lots of ways we let the THIEF steal the joy in our daily lives, but now that the perp is identified, I am not going to be so vulnerable anymore.
Experience the Joy without comparing, and live with joy beyond comparison!