Monday, June 07, 2010


"Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another.” – Marquis de Condorcet

If we're all honest with ourselves, at some stage in our lives there is someone or a group of someones who we look up to or admire. We wish we had their home, their friends, their clothes or their money. Perhaps even their lives.

When I was younger I wished to be more like A, or act more like B, perhaps look like C. A few weeks ago, I listened to someone's struggle with this very issue and their lack of peace with their life.

And as I was driving this morning to a new playgroup, I thought about the conversation again. How I wished there was more money to go around, how I wished we could finish our renovations, or even have a CD player in my car.

And when I looked in my rear vision mirror at my two boys smiling back at me in their little bear beanies, it was then that I realised that I have everything I could possibly want.

And that is a wonderful place to be.

Do you wish for somebody else's life? Or are you completely satisfied with your own?


  1. Thanks for sharing Kym, this is something I really need to remind myself of regularly. My life is great, and I don't need to try and be someone else.

  2. I wonder how many people would want your figure and beautiful hair! Sometimes it's hard to be grateful for what you have. I'm happy that you realized that you have 2 gorgeous boys and nothing can be better than that.

  3. Well said! What a lovely post, Kymmie. How I wish I had the wisdom of knowing this when I was that younger envious person. If only!!!

    How great is Pink Fibro's linky - I am loving checking out some of the 'best ofs' from my fave blogs... we forget to go back, don't we!?) x

  4. Beautiful post Kymmie. There's no better place to be that where you are. It's so important to remember that sometimes. Am so glad you linked up - and commented. Never be shy to comment at the Fibro - all thoughts, views, ideas and people welcome. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

  5. A lovely thought, Kymmie. I just found you through Allison. How easy it is to get caught up in life's craziness and forget that what we value most is right under our nose. J x

  6. Love this post. I spent every day of my 20's wishing I could be somebody else or be somewhere else. Every day of my 30's, I've wished for nothing more than exactly what I have. x

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Thank you for your thoughtful and positive words and taking the time to comment. Love Kymmie. xx