Tuesday, March 29, 2011

They write it because we want to read it!

I was getting my hair cut the other day and I forgot to bring a book to read . I picked up a magazine to just pass the time. I was shocked as I read about all the famous Movie Stars and all about their lives. But what really surprised me was the one article that talked about what was in the female Movie Star's purses. I mean, I know they are going to write about their hair, who does their make-up. The designer for their dresses and how much each piece of their jewelry cost but...there was a whole two pages about what was in their purses! I just couldn't believe it. Do I care what is in their purses? NO But the world does, some one wants to know everything about their lives...YES, even down to what is in their purses.

It just made me stop and think. Do I compare, or spend energy on these so called STARS? If I do then what would be the purpose. For over 25 years I have been counseling with women who compare themselves to everyone that is richer, prettier, more successful than them. I have at times, looked at a Star and wondered how did they get so lucky? But that was years ago when I didn't really know what you read isn't always necessarily the truth. When you really stop and evaluate the Stars and their lives or lack of one, it makes me feel more sorry for them, than wanting to be like them.

We need to remember to stop comparing ( I am talking to myself again ), stop wasting time on looking what others have and what we don't have. Try to enjoy every single blessing we have. When I do that, I feel so much better, my perspective is clearer, and I realize what I have ....Faith, Family, Friends. And that makes me one of the richest women in the world!

"It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not."   ~Anonymous

"Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy."  ~Norman Vincent Peale

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