In life, you’ll meet a lot of different people. Cocky people, nice people, humble people, etc. the list goes on. But…humble people are the best people.
For example, there is a worker at my school, his name is Hunter (name change for privacy). Hunter is just a pizza maker and probably makes minimum wage or so, who is a middle aged man that is not married. I have never heard him complained once about his job, he’s so grateful he even has the opportunity to work. One time, he was in the hospital for something and he came to work the same day. I asked him why, he said “because I need the money and I like working.” Besides that, he also doesn’t have a family of his own besides his brother’s family. He’s alone on every holiday and never complains once. Sure, he’s probably lonely…but that doesn’t stop him from smiling. So this Christmas, my boyfriend and I got him a bottle opener machine from 7-Eleven and wrapped it with a scratch off on top. When he saw it, I saw teara forming in his eyes. We asked him to open it to see if he likes it…he simply said, “I know I’ll like it, cause you guys got it for me.”
From Hunter, I’ve learned to be humble and be grateful to the things you have. Don’t ask for more, because somebody out there would be so happy to get something as small as a bottle opener. Why? Because even though it’s just a bottle opener, we were thinking of him when we bought it.
Going back to an old saying – it’s the thought that counts.
“The only person you should try to be better than, is the person you were yesterday.” – unknown.
When I stumbled upon this quote, it got me thinking a lot. On a daily basis, people compare themselves to one another about everything. Why do we do it? … Is it because we think we’re not good enough? Is it because we think they’re better? Or is it as simple as – because we think comparatively, they have the qualities that you want for yourself?
No matter what the reason is, I just want to tell you – you are amazing just the way you are. When you compare yourself to others, you’re basically degrading yourself. So why do it? Don’t get me wrong, I do it on a daily basis without thinking and I’m trying to get better at it. The main reason I do it is because I always find some kind of flaw about myself and I keep thinking that if I change, I can be a better version of me. But, that’s the wrong way to look at it. Everybody has flaws, nobody is perfect. If I had to name all the flaws about me, well that would take too long. So when I found this quote, it immediately hit me. I’ve had the wrong mindset this WHOLE time! I shouldn’t be comparing myself to others or changing because of others. I should be comparing myself to MYSELF and changing because of ME.
If you don’t like something about yourself, change it. But do it for yourself only. Don’t ever compare yourself to others, because that’s just a toxic mindset. I know for myself, I have a toxic mindset in that sense. I compare myself on the daily to everyone, my friends, boyfriend, family, strangers, you name it – I’ve probably already done it. But then I realized something important, my friend may be better than me at A, but I’m better at B. If we all have the same strengths and weaknesses, then there wouldn’t be anything that distinguish you from others. We’re all different in our own ways and we should be proud of it.
So remember, don’t compare yourself to others and don’t you ever bring yourself down with negativity. Just accept yourself for who you are, and if you know you have to change because you don’t like who you’ve become – then CHANGE YOURSELF, but don’t do it for others.
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