Anxiety & her sister, Comparison

Anxiety & her sister, Comparison, want to be invited over for blueberry and lemon thyme scones and cappuccinos. To do your make-up. To fuss over your hair. To repudiate your closet contents or congratulate your excellent taste – either way, they want to talk about your style until it becomes your identity. Before social media, our comparison circle was smaller and most likely not consisting of half-a-dozen French sous chefs, Los Angeles interior designers & eco-friendly artisans from around the globe.

Anxiety (whose bi-modal characteristics range from concealed confidence to needy validation) & Comparison want to ultimately define beauty for us.

I think we’d all agree they’d come up with the wrong conclusions. So, what is true beauty? Do we vault to the other side of the pendulum and remove all cosmetics and curlers, cold turkey?

It’s 9 minutes long, but it’s one of the most insightful explanations for beauty not being makeup or clothing.


“The world cannot reproduce a gentle and quiet spirit like this… which is rooted in…hope in God and then [we become] fearless.” Gives a whole new meaning to Proverbs 31:25, “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.”

That’s all, just wanted to share this. 🙂


p.s. I also just read a great article on comparison and finding the cure.

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