‘That new car they just got. The house they built, the trip they went on. You don’t have to keep up, sis.’: Woman urges ‘when you love everything you have, you have everything you need’

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“You don’t have to keep up, sis.

That new car they just got.

The house they built.

The pool they put in.

The trip they went on.

I refuse to let someone else’s highlight reel persuade me into thinking I need to do more, be more, achieve more, sell more, make more, or consume more. Comparison will steal your joy in an instant. If. You. Let. It.

Sis is me. I am Sis.

I’ve been so distracted lately by the success of others that I’ve taken my eyes off my own.

So instead of falling deeper into the comparison trap, I will choose to celebrate what God has given them and focus on leveraging what He has given me.

If this year has taught me anything, it’s to choose to live a simple, beautiful life.

And to channel that energy into loving more, giving more, being more patient, more understanding, and giving others a lot more grace.

You have enough. You are enough.

And when you love what you have, you have everything you need.

So, here I am, pictured with my 11-year-old SUV with 148k miles and still going strong. Dave Ramsey would be so proud.”

Courtesy of Lindsay Closson

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