There's an ongoing theme on mommy blogs about how tempting it is to compare ourselves with each other...how hard it is to remember that what we see on each others' blogs just represents a small slice of life. This comparison can lead to guilt, jealousy, or self-loathing. Ick.
I love this quote I came across, from the article "Redeeming Guilt" by Tricia Goyer, in the March/April 2010 issue of Thriving Family:
"One of the best ways to slam the door on guilt [or, I'd add, jealousy or self-loathing] is to realize we compare our weaknesses with someone else's strengths."
WOW. Does that hit anyone else like it does me? It's certainly a quote I want to remember.
And by the way, if this is something you struggle with, you just might enjoy this post from Eternal Lizdom as much as I did.