Thursday Tips: Advice

It seems rather redundant to say that the Thursday Tip is advice.  But here’s the thing, you are going to help provide said advice.  Thank you for contributing to the discussion all week long.  We’re not done yet.

DAY 4 Question: What’s a piece of advice that someone has given you that you now recite or remember frequently?

My answer came to me pretty quickly.  “Comparison is the thief of joy.”  I first heard that saying in 2001 and I probably think about it at least once a week if not more.  I don’t know who the quote is originally attributed to, but I know that it has changed the way that I think about comparing myself to others.

What about you?  What’s a piece of advice that has made it’s way into your everyday life?

Following,
Ginger

  • Lydia

    “All is grace.” I’ve really been learning to have a new perspective and attitude on life.  You see everything- “good” and “bad”-  so differently when you know it’s  from a loving, all powerful God.

    • Anonymous

      Beautiful.

  • The one I say to myself daily. “Change equals growth.” Ed Young Jr. It always holds true I am just never sure what the definition of growth is going to be. 

    • Anonymous

      I still remember his illustrations from Phoenix 1st.  So good at one-liners!

  • “The days are long but the years are short.” Wisdom from an older wife/mom to me when I was expecting Cannon that I recite to myself pretty much daily, especially when I feel like I can’t trip over another toy or change another poopy diaper!

    • Anonymous

      Copying this one down!

  • Chrissy

    This one quote comes to in an an advisory way and seems to knock me down when I need it, “Pride is spiritual cancer: it eats up the very possibility of love, or contentment, or even common sense”-CS Lewis

    • Anonymous

      Amen.

  • Amanda S.

    Of his*  ;)

  • Amanda S.

    My dad always says, “No one gets out alive.”  It sounds morbid – but it reminds me to not be afraid and to keep my faith strong.  With my mom dying when she was so young I think about death often – and used to fear it.  This little quip of hits comes to mind at least once a week for me.  :)

    • Anonymous

      Such a good reminder!

  • “Nothing is ever wasted.”  I love this one.  To me, it’s an answer to the “everything happens for a reason” thing that I don’t really believe.  I don’t believe that everything happens for a reason.  But I DO believe that nothing is ever wasted.

    “It’s better to be alone than wish that you were.”  Got a song out of that one.

    and…

    “Take action to get action.”  I made that up.  Half joke, all awesome.

    I love your “comparison is the thief of joy.”  So grateful you spoke that into my life awhile back.

    • Anonymous

      1.  I thought for sure you were going to talk about making soup with your “Nothing is ever wasted” quote!  Love the truth in this one.
      2.  Love your lyrics.
      3.  “Take action to get action” – all awesome.  I always remember Megan telling me, “You can’t win big if you don’t risk big.”  I think they follow the same line of awesome.

  • “Nothing is ever wasted.”  I love this one.  To me, it’s an answer to the “everything happens for a reason” thing that I don’t really believe.  I don’t believe that everything happens for a reason.  But I DO believe that nothing is ever wasted.

    “It’s better to be alone than wish that you were.”  Got a song out of that one.

    and…

    “Take action to get action.”  I made that up.  Half joke, all awesome.

    I love your “comparison is the thief of joy.”  So grateful you spoke that into my life awhile back.