[info_box type="gray_box"]"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. [/info_box] I recently received a physical copy of I'm Happy for You (Sort Of... Not Really) written by Kay Wills Wyma in the mail. Which describes me a lot. It was about how we are always comparing ourselves to others, well at least I do.
Sometimes I look at others and feel I'm missing out some of the time.Their car is always nicer, they're kids are well behaved, they have this "perfect life". But we need to learn to not do that anymore, we'll always have regrets, "I should gotten that one job so I could have what she has", "I should have done this or that", and "I wish I had what they have."
Do you ever have those thoughts?
About I’m Happy For You (Sort Of…Not Really) Our cultural obsession with comparison is undercutting relationships and sapping contentment. With disarming candor and humor, Kay Wills Wyma explores how to trade comparison for compassion and rediscover what life is all about. It’s easy to get caught in the comparison games we play with our appearances, our kids, and our homes. Kay reminds exhausted families about tried and true remedies from the pressures of competitive living. In her warm, relatable style, Kay confronts the comparison epidemic raging in our homes, our neighborhoods, and our social-media feeds, offering remedies along the way. With candor and humor, I’m Happy For You (Sort Of…Not Really) explores the troubling effects of living in an excessively competitive culture—and reveals simple yet effective ways to escape the comparison trap.
About the Author Kay Wills Wyma is a blogger, mother of five, and the author of Cleaning House through which she has appeared on The TODAY Show, CNN, Glenn Beck, The New York Times, Focus on the Family, and more. Before becoming a stay-at-home mom, she held positions at the White House, the Staubach Company, and Bank of America. Kay lives in the Dallas area with her husband, Jon, and their family.
That’s actually the timeliness of this opportunity. Join Kay and her family as she’s started to #HydrateForTheHolidays on her blog posts to learn how to recapture contentment and joy, especially in Nov. & Dec.!! She’ll be sharing thoughts throughout the season!