When does that feeling start inside us where we look at others and then look at ourselves and feel discontent? For some it starts at an early age and continues on into adulthood. Comparing ourselves in various ways to another person's looks, talents, personality or possessions can leave us with the feeling of wishing we were someone else. If our focus is on comparing ourselves and our lives to that of our family, friends, classmates or perhaps to models and movie stars we are missing out on discovering the wonder and beauty of who we were created to be.
This is why I love the quote, "Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are," from our program, Life Encouraged And Directed (LEAD). Our discussions include the realization that there is so much more to other people's lives then what we see. Each person has their own life's journey that they are walking out and it can come with difficulties and joys. Other topics covered are learning to accept all aspects of ourselves, the good and maybe not so good. We look at setting goals for areas where we would like to make improvements. The program encourages women to discover who they are and to embrace their own uniqueness and individuality.
These are just some of the topics that we cover in the LEAD class. If you struggle in areas like this and want to learn more about it, click here.
Marg is our Client Services Director.