by Ann Voskamp, annvoskamp.com
So, yeah, this kid?
She’s apparently got a problem when it’s her kid sister’s birthday.
And honestly… it’s sorta understandable.
I mean — who really especially likes it, or finds it easy — when the other kid gets the big cake?
Or the big gifts. Or all the flashing cameras on her grinning mug smiling pretty over candles?
I saw it once at a parade: women jockeying for a better position.
Turns out it doesn’t matter a hill of beans how old you are, how wise you are, or how you’re sitting pretty — the more you let yourself compete and compare, the more you forget your own calling.
I’d seen it, the women with their big handbags and big hopes: The more you push to get in front of others, the more you fall behind in being the best you can be.
I confess, I don’t remember much of the parade… but I went home with that.
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