comparison. don't.

am i the only one guilty of this? 
cruising around my pinterest feed & see something that shocks me? 
grabs my attention like no other mother.
maybe a kitchen you've always dreamt of
or a quote that never spoke to you the way it did before? 
i found a quote. by elder uchtdorf, himself. 
it is amazing. and some might not even get the same 'click' i did. 
it's on comparison.
i've thought about this so much lately. me. comparing myself to others.
there are a select three people i look up to very much.
i compare my actions with theirs. & i think about them while making decisions.
sort of a, "what would this person do?"
when i told mr. schroeder this, he scolded me, 
"you need to be your own person. be yourself. not them." 
but what if i want to be them? no. they're taken. 
does anybody do that? am i alone in this? ha.
sometimes, i take a gander at my weaknesses, and think, 
"how could these ever be strengths?"

i have been found guilty of comparing my weaknesses to other's strengths.
elder uchtdorf is an amazing man. i love him! 
if you want to read the whole article, click here.
i think there is a reason he addresses it to women.
i am always comparing my cooking to my mom's cooking.
the same generosity as bailey hunt.
& the same creativity to hailey devine.
those are strengths these wonderful women posses.
so i gotta quit. and i vouch to quit now. 
and be my own person, focusing on my own weaknesses..polishing them into strengths.
i challenge every single one of you to do the same.


  1. i'm glad i'm not the only one who often wishes i was as creative as hailey devine! she's such a doll. if i could look like her, i totally would.

    but this is such a great reminder that we are awesome in our own ways :)

  2. That its such a great and very truthful quote. I'm like you, I compare myself to others a lot, I'll join you in trying to too it!

  3. LOVED this post, seriously so true! I think women kind of automatically compare themselves to others but it is also something we can change. I am will you on this challenge! Love your blog!

  4. i love edler uchtdorf!!!!
    he is my favorite :)
    plus is accent is awesome too haha

  5. i am definitely guilty of this.
    i so agree.
    i feel lik my husband i live simple lives that often times i see people with lavish lives that don't work as much or as hard as we do and compare myself. i try to figure out what we are doing wrong, why we can't go on vacations together why when we see each other we are always doing homework. something i've just noticed recently.
    i've been trying to better at and just look at as we are different.
    thanks for the inspiration lady!


  6. Thanks for taking time to share this with all of us. This was just what I needed today!

  7. I needed to read this right now. I also heard an amazing saying on my mission which has stuck with me which said "the tragedy of comparison is that you will either feel inferior or superior to someone else."

  8. Oh my goodness I love that quote. Thanks so much for sharing, it's exactly what I needed to hear today!

  9. Totally true...I do the comparison thing *all* the time! It's so bad. I love Pres. Uchtdorf, too! I always look forward to his talks at conference.

    PS: I don't know how new your blog design is...because I've been MIA forever, but it's adorable! Love it!!

  10. I couldn't agree more! It's so easy to compare ourselves to others. I actually just wrote on post on the same thing and was going to post it later this week. Great minds think alike :)

    Happy to have found your blog! I love the word serendipity, it's my favorite! I'm excited to read more!

  11. i love this. i struggle with this a lot. edler uchtdorf said it perfectly. thanks for this sweet reminder, amanda. you always say just what i need to hear. i've said it before and i'll say it again.. you inspire me. to be better. to strive for the best. thanks for your influence.
    ps did you hear edler uchtdorf talk this past sunday? it rocked
    pps. lunch date soon?
    ppps. miss you.

  12. SO good. I love Elder Uchtdorf. His talks always speak to my soul :)

  13. Ugh so great. Such a perfect quote. You are so wonderful and spectacular and I am so good we have become friends!


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