It's not very mindful to spend time comparing one thing to another. I realize that if I stopped, it would significantly increase my overall happiness too; but old habits die hard.
There is this blogger I enjoy reading. She's a homeschooling mom with three kids, relatively the same ages as mine. I don't always agree with her posts, but I like the way she writes with such confidence. Maybe she doesn't feel that way on the inside, but you'd never know it from her blog.
Sometimes I find myself comparing our kids, or our parenting styles. Why do I waste my time? Why do I even care? It's a sure bet she's not spending any of her time comparing her life to mine.
I need to stop comparing my life to others. This is the path that we have chosen, mindfully even. I'm happier than I have ever been, with more love and support than I ever thought possible. This is the perfect life for us, no comparison.