Comparison and Gratitude

Comparison is the thief to joy

Today when the world has become global village due to telecommunication systems. It has many pros and cons as well .Now a days everyone is on their phone, scrolling through insta feed or writing their views on tweeter or Facebook in any part of the world .When these apps are helping people to connect, share their stories on one side,on the other hand they have become a platform to show “perfect and ideal life”. They are enjoying destination weddings, going on trips to beautiful places , purchashing the expensive dresses and living lavish life. It makes many of us wonder that why we don’t have such perfect life? Unintentionally we start comparing ourselves to them.Without realising the fact that they are posting the best things of their life and that’s not the complete reality .Other than that ,many people are addicted of this comparison disorder in real life as well .I wish I had this car 😟 I wish I had the same big house like my neighbours πŸ˜• I wish I had the perfect smile like Julia Roberts 😩 .Why I have to suffer from this disease😭 Why I have to struggle for everything ? πŸ˜” .This comparison thing works like slow poizoning .From depressing us to make us hate our life, It extracts our happiness.

Now the question is how to get rid of this comparison habit which is not good for us . 1.. Gratitude is the answer. Write in your journal daily about the good things and happy moments of your life. 2.Turn this comparison in to motivation for yourself. Believe you will achieve that by your persistence and hardwork. 3.Think about the poor people who don’t even have the basic things like you. Who don’t have food to eat, shelter or clothes to wear . 4.Remind yourself of positive things and blessings daily.With gratitude, we learn to admire ourselves. With admiration, we get motivated to work hard and achieve our goals.It removes the negativity and sense of lacking from our lives. Always be grateful and achieve what you want.

The legendary Wimbledon African American Player who was dying of AIDS, which he got due to Infected Blood trasfusion during his second bypass Surgery in 1983. During his illness, he received letters from his fans, one of which conveyed: Why did God have to select you for such a bad disease?”

To this Arthur Ashe replied :
⁃ 50 Million children started playing Tennis,
⁃ 5 Million learnt to play Tennis,
⁃ 500 000 learnt Professional Tennis,
⁃ 50 Thousand came to Circuit,
⁃ 5 Thousand reached Grand Slam,
⁃ 50 reached Wimbledon,
⁃ 4 reached the Semifinals,
⁃ 2 reached the Finals and

When I was holding the cup in my hand, I never asked God:
β€œWhy Me?”

So now that I’m in pain how can I ask God:
β€œWhy Me?”

Don’t wait for your promotion, new house ,new cars and expensive gift or trips to be grateful. Be grateful for everything you have at the moment. Gratitude will turn everything enough for you.

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