I have a terrible time comparing myself to others.
I read my friend's blog and think, "Why can't I write like that?"
I see my friend interact with her child and think, "I need to be more like her as a mom."
I watch my co-worker in court and think, "How does she come up with those amazing legal arguments?" (Not to mention she looks fabulous in a dark suit while I look short and dumpy)
I often wonder if it's insecurity, like I've been telling myself for years, or if it's real and honest jealousy. Maybe I've been fooling myself thinking about my "shortcomings" and I'm just a small and petty person who is worried about what she doesn't have.
Everyone has their own gifts to share with the world...so why can't I just be happy with the ones I have?