A few weeks ago my daughter shared that she is being intentional about telling other women when she notices things about them. Instead of just thinking that they look nice or they handled something well or they went out of their way to do something kind, she is telling them.
Twice in the last week I had another woman tell me than she liked my outfit. Total strangers. It felt great!
I need to be more intentional about lifting others up.
Friday night I had a teacher thank me for pushing her outside of her comfort zone. She is the one who embraced a new challenge, and she was thanking me. It made my week.
I know that this advice applies to men and women alike. But sometimes the universe seems to be writing this blog for me, and in the last two weeks it has been reminding me how important it is that women support each other and lift each other up.
My daughter shared that she is focusing on this. Then a friend posted this the very next day.
“Comparison is the thief of joy.” Theodore Roosevelt
I will never be as pretty as she is.
Her hair is so much cuter than mine.
She is smarter than I am.
I wish I was as clever, as thoughtful, as successful, as fit, as beautiful…as she is.
Comparison is the thief of joy.
All I have to be today is the best version of myself. All I have to aspire to be tomorrow is an even better version of myself.
You are beautiful.
You are smart.
You are capable beyond measure.
You matter. And you are loved.
Thank you to all of the people who have built me up over and over and over. My goal is to do that for others.