I went to get my hair cut today. I went to a new place and they had an opening for me.
The available stylist was very friendly and asked if I had children so we talked a bit about my girls. Then she told me that she had a new granddaughter, and pulled out her phone to show me a photo. Just as she was holding it up for me to look at she said, “I’m sure my baby is prettier than all of yours.”
I just laughed inside, smiled, took a look at the photo and truthfully told her that her granddaughter was indeed beautiful! The remainder of the appointment was nice and she did a great job trimming my hair and adding some shape back into it.
I didn’t really think about her comment again until later, but when I did it truly exhausted me. I was momentarily stunned all over again to realize that this lady I had never met was wanting to compete with me over something that is completely impossible to compete at.
Then in the next instant I was overwhelmed with memories of myself attempting to compete over ridiculous things throughout my life. How exhausting? How pointless? How annoying for other people… sorry about that. 🙂
Jesus… thank you for opening my eyes today even if only for a moment. Thank you for the reminder that I want to live Our Best Life and in Our Best Life there is no need to compare or compete because we are all seen with Your eyes of love!