EDIT: Cool news. On May 1st, I shared that Diapers had sold 4,050 copies (compared to ITA’s 6,700 and Blushing’s a-lot-less-than-that). A month and a half later, Diapers is up to 5,200. Woohoo! 300 more, and it’s a second printing with Nichole’s name spelled right and all those other corrections! (ITA is at 6,900.) Praise the Lord!
I love all the ideas and thoughts you’ve shared the past couple days. Whew. Time for a break, huh? I do have to share one thing my sis Bethany wrote in response to yesterday’s question.
I don’t think “compensating” is always a bad thing. Sometimes when I get jealous of someone else, it’s good to remind myself of the blessings I have and that I don’t know all the aspects of her life. No one’s life is perfect and I like the life God’s given me.
Such a good point. I think it depends on the attitudes of our heart. When I covet someone’s beautiful couch, I can think to myself, “That’s okay. I’m blessed with a lot of other things (and non-things). Maybe someday I’ll have a nice couch.” That’s different than saying, “Well, she may have a nice couch, but she has the ugliest ears I’ve ever seen.”
Counting blessings is the antidote to jealousy. Being mean and vindictive and stinky is not.
We took the girls to the fountains at Easton yesterday after lunch. So fun. I didn’t know they provide towels and beach balls and Capri Suns. Then we came home and they headed straight out to the pool (inflatable, 6ish feet in diameter, 1 foot deep). They’re loving summer.
We have out-of-town guests coming today, tomorrow, and Sunday (3 different sets of people). Should I maybe go straighten up the house a bit?
Have a wonderful weekend! Welcome home, Steve!
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY TO MY DAD AND HUBBY (AND BROTHER AND BROTHERS-IN-LAW AND GRANDPA!) LOVE YOU GUYS!
EDIT: Left out my FATHER-IN-LAW! Happy Father’s Day, ROCK!