Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Self Esteem

Is your self esteem tied up in your house? your car? your kids? your body? your husband?

I wonder sometimes why we make our self esteem something that is controlled by things or people that most of the time are out of our control.

For the most part I have always felt fairly good about myself. I like my personality, I feel good about my intelligence and my efforts at living a good life.

But there are times when I get jealous and catty about other people and their lives. When I compare my life to theirs...would I trade lives with them? No, absolutely not. Then why compare my worst to their best? Why does anyone do this?

Comparing ourselves to others is a tool of the devil. That is my take home message today. Don't do it. Don't get trapped by it. Don't take the most horrible parts of you and compare them to the most wonderful parts of your neighbors, friends, siblings, parents, etc.

I like the good in me. I would like certain things to improve or change but overall I know that Heavenly Father loves me and He loves you too.

To all my friends and family, dear readers, I love you too. May the loving arms of Heavenly Father wrap around you and may you feel the love He has for you today and every day.


Katie and Gary said...

Thanks Jeanna. Very well said. I actually just read an article in my BYU alumni magazine about materialism and the social ladder. (not the exact title) We totally live in a world where we compare ourselves to others and for what?! Thanks for your insight.

Brent and Collette said...

What a great post! Thanks for the reminder. We think you're pretty great, too!

mom/Janet said...

Thank you Jeanna. I felt like you were talking right to me. I needed that. We love you and your family and we like your personality and everything about you.

Cote Corner said...

seriously jeanna! Another eye lash in my eye! ;) I've been feeling kinda' down this week. Thanks for the uplifting words. Love ya!