I saw this quote the other day and it led me to reflect on how I’ve been feeling over the last several months. Things have been less than ideal in our lives right now and I’ve been pretty hard on myself for it. This quote helped to remind me of what it is really important.

“There will always be someone who has a little more than you and there will always be someone who has a little less than you. Stop comparing. Start embracing where you’re at right now because you won’t even be happy when you get to where you are going if you don’t learn to love your imperfect, everyday life.”

-Jordan Lee Dooley

We are all guilty of comparison. Most of us do it more than we realize and it can become a formula for unhappiness. We compare ourselves to family members, friends, strangers we know nothing about, our former self and even our future self. It does us ZERO good to wish we were someone else or that our situation was different than it is.

Who says we have to be glamorous to show up and do what we’re made to do? Who says we have to have a cool story to step into something bigger than ourselves?” Maybe, just maybe, if we stop assuming our stories are boring or we have to be extraordinary to make any sort of impact, we can look a little deeper and find something more impressive than what meets the eye.

I’m just a girl who grew up in a small town in Iowa—that’s what I use to tell myself. But guess what? There have been times during our travels when being from Iowa has made me feel like a celebrity because **SPOILER ALERT**—Iowans love meeting other Iowans when not in Iowa😂! We’ve met some wonderful people and had enthralling conversations all over the world all because I grew up in Iowa.

Despite that we are unable to travel and have these experiences right now, we are trying to appreciate the imperfectness and new of our current every day lives. We are enjoying all the extra time we are getting to spend with our families, learning new skills, reading lots of books, cooking delicious meals and being grateful for all that we have.

Comment below on what you are loving about your life right now?

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