Tuesday, June 2, 2015

I'm Happy for You (Sort Of...Not Really) by Kay Wills Wyma

About the Book:

Is comparison living hijacking your life?

Do you find yourself measuring your value against your friend’s house, body, marriage, resume, paycheck, organic garden, or Pinterest-worthy holiday décor, and coming up lacking? Do your college roommate’s Instagram snapshots bear little resemblance to the scene at your house this morning?

Excessive comparison and competition sap our energy and steal our joy. Our friends become our audience and judges, and our kids become part of our brand. Add social media’s constant invitation to post and peruse, and it’s no wonder that we’re left exhausted, discontent, and lonely. Thankfully, there is another way!

With  refreshing candor and humor, Kay Wyma shares her experiences with comparison living and offers readers the simple remedies that helped her and her family reboot their perspective and discover freedom, authenticity, and joy.

My Thoughts:

For a book that majorly kicked my hind end around with it's convicting message, this was a lot of fun to read!  Kay Wills Wyma writes with both heart and humor, and that makes the medicine of the message go down a lot easier!

Maybe you're like me...you can't really think of any Jones's you're trying to keep up with.  I mean, we don't have new cars of a bright, shiny house, but I'm happy and content with my lot in life.  At least, I thought I was....

....then I remembered how "ahem"...envious I was of another blogger's review mentioned in an endorsement of a favorite book.  Or how green-tinged I can get when I see how many followers so-and-so has on her blog compared to my paltry following (this is an illustration--I'm very proud of my 160 + peeps!)

I realized all too quickly how easy it is to fall prey to the comparison bug, and how quickly it leads to discontent.  Truthfully, my favorite was chapter three when Kay talks about the power of the glimpse.  Basically, it's the split second it takes to notice a blessing someone else has received or a disappointment in our own lives and allowing it to balloon out of proportion.

Her solution?  Cultivating gratitude for what we have and disconnecting the power source from The Glimpse and plugging back into the True Power Source.  Something else I loved: true testimonies within each chapter about real people batting Obsessive Comparison Disorder just like you and like me.

Oh, and the quotes!  I love a book with quotes!  My thanks to my friends at Waterbrook Press for my complimentary copy of "I'm Happy For You (Sort Of) in exchange for an honest review.  No 'sort of' about it for me...this book is highly recommended!

Happy Reading!



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