Apr 23, 2012
The rain is dripping outside my windows, and the sound is surprisingly comforting. I just read this post by Erin about blogging, body insecurities, and PCOS and I agreed so much with what she was saying I was nodding and fighting back tears the whole time.
I went to a baby shower for a dear friend Saturday and loved every minute of it - the food was fabulous, the ladies were fun, and we all laughed a lot. I planted myself on the floor in front of the mother-to-be and took pictures the whole time she was opening gifts. I ooh'ed and ahh'ed over the adorableness of the presents (so! tiny!), and my smile grew bigger with each one because I just can't wait to meet her little girl and if I'm this excited I can't even imagine how she's feeling! Watching someone go through the journey of bringing a life into this world is a pretty incredible thing.
Someone warned me when I was first diagnosed with PCOS that it could be an emotional roller coaster. (Well that was a bit of an understatement). But today was finally my first "high" of that ride. I'm excited for my friend who is expecting, but more than that, I'm happy I can be excited. I'm not resentful or angry, and I hope it always stays that way.
I've been thinking a lot about the quote, "Comparison is the thief of joy." Truer words have never been spoken.
Anytime I've been feeling even a little bit jealous I say those words to myself and then mentally list all the wonderful things I have in my life - and there are a lot. It's about appreciating what I have. And this weekend? I didn't have to chant that mantra once - I was too busy admiring the glow of this almost-momma.
Have you ever heard that quote? Do you think comparison steals joy? How was your weekend?