Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sabbath Sounds

“Mormonad,” New Era, Feb. 1990, 7

Photography by Jed Clark

Differences Can Be Appealing
All of us are needed to make life delicious. (See Rom. 12:5.)

Gospel topics: individual worth, self-esteem, tolerance, values

I've always asked myself this question: How many times have doubted myself because I compared myself to someone else?

This is my answer: A lot of the time.

I know it's not something that I should do at all. I know I would find it disturbing if my little girl compared herself to a friend. It would break my heart because I know what precious things lie in her.

So why do I do this? I know that if it hurts me when I only imagine my children doing it, how much more it hurts Heavenly Father?

"Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else."
Kim Coates quoted Judy Garland on Sometimes Hard, But Oh-So Worth It.

Oh, how true.


  1. Oh this relates to my next post. I'm so stealing that picture. hehe! Wonderful post, Elizabeth. I'd love to share it with my young women!

  2. Boy, I do this a lot. I'm trying to realize that I'm a pretty good pickle, even if I wish I were more like a cucumber. ;)

  3. Hi Nisa! Of course! I'm glad to be of some help... Love the young women! :D

    Hi Laura! LOL--you're SO cute! BTW, I really like pickles . . . ;)

  4. I struggle with thoughts of comparison almost every day. But I know that it is just Satan's way of tearing us down.


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