Monday, November 20, 2017

Dream Thief: Comparison

I love love love Pinterest. I love to look at Thanksgiving tables and Thanksgiving dishes and Thanksgiving decor and Thanksgiving everything. It's fabulous. As long as I keep it in context, it's a lot of fun and gives me gobs of inspiration. Where things get off track is when I begin to sigh to myself and say oh, I wish I had that. And that! And that! Can you say overwhelm?! 

Maybe you have a dream for a truly peaceful and wonderful Thanksgiving. I hope you do. Don't let anything steal that dream from you. Be aware of the dream thieves and give them no entrance. No matter how little they may be. The Bible tells us, after all, that it's the little foxes that spoil the vine. 

I take what I can from the inspiration--I love the look of 97 candles on the table, but I have 4 and they will do beautifully. I love the idea of making 42 dishes for the big day, but in reality, my family will only eat the same few things I make every year. It's fun to add in one or two new things, but overwhelm happens when I compare it to the 42 previously mentioned. 

Comparison thinking is such a little dream snatcher. Let's not let that kind of thinking steal this joyful day from us. 

Proverbs 17:1 "Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife."

I hope there's so so little strife and so so much peace for you this Thanksgiving!