Jealousy and envy
are the companions of comparison.
When we compare
our situation to others,
these two show up,
bringing with them
discouragement and depression.
They are close at hand
sanitized lives of friends
on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat.
If you want to compare yourself,
compare yourself to the person
you are becoming.
Compare yourself to the person
you will be 3, 5, 10 years from now.
Ask that person,
“How did you become wise, loving, and joyful?”
Listen carefully for the answers.
Do those things.
Forget the companions of comparison.