Thoughts from Kay...
Tired of performing? Feeling weighed down by the pressure to be Pinteresting? Does your friend’s wardrobe, body, marriage, paycheck, vacation plans, or photoshoot-worthy home décor leave you wishing your life looked more like that?
You’re not alone.
With its focus on smarter, faster, thinner, and ever-better, our cultural obsession with comparison is undercutting relationships and sapping contentment. Our friends become our audience (or judges), and our titles, activities, even kids become part of our brand. Factor in social media’s constant reminder of what everyone else is doing, and no wonder we feel drained, discontent, and isolated.
Thankfully, we don’t have to live this way!
The book title says it all!!
About I’m Happy For You (Sort Of…Not Really)
Our cultural obsession with comparison is undercutting relationships and sapping contentment. With disarming candor and humor, Kay Wills Wyma explores how to trade comparison for compassion and rediscover what life is all about.
It’s easy to get caught in the comparison games we play with our appearances, our kids, and our homes. Kay reminds exhausted families about tried and true remedies from the pressures of competitive living.
In her warm, relatable style, Kay confronts the comparison epidemic raging in our homes, our neighborhoods, and our social-media feeds, offering remedies along the way.
With candor and humor, I’m Happy For You (Sort Of…Not Really) explores the troubling effects of living in an excessively competitive culture—and reveals simple yet effective ways to escape the comparison trap.
About the Author
Kay Wills Wyma is a blogger, mother of five, and the author of Cleaning House through which she has appeared on The TODAY Show, CNN, Glenn Beck, The New York Times, Focus on the Family, and more. Before becoming a stay-at-home mom, she held positions at the White House, the Staubach Company, and Bank of America. Kay lives in the Dallas area with her husband, Jon, and their family.
I am really enjoying reading this book and I really needed to read this book. I definitely get caught up in everyone's social media posts and wish I could be like them or think how lucky they are and how perfect their life is. It always makes me feel sad, and inadequate, and like a failure. This book has been really good for me because it's making me pay attention to when I feel that way, and giving me ideas of how not to be like that. There is an inspiring quote at the beginning of each chapter from a famous person, and there are "You're Not Alone" sections in the chapters that gives a short synapse of a situation in someone's life about the theme of the chapter, that shows you, you're not the only one going through the same things. The author presents the information in funny, relatable stories about her life so that you don't feel condemned, just inspired to be better. I'm only about half way through the book, but I've already taken away some great things that will help me when I start to feel bad as I compare myself to others. One thing I really like that Kay says is how we only see a glimpse into people's lives, not the whole story.
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