Don’t Let Comparison Hijack your Life {I’m Happy for You Book Review}

Ah comparison. It’s one of those things that can take over your life – even if you don’t realize you’re doing it. I know I am guilty of comparing – more often than I’d like to admit! In fact, I could even say comparison has fed my insecurity. I’m constantly feeling like I don’t “measure up,” but who is measuring? I’m Happy For You (Sort Of…Not Really) is a book I was really looking forward to reading!

I'm Happy for You Book

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About I’m Happy For You (Sort Of…Not Really)

Our cultural obsession with comparison is undercutting relationships and sapping contentment. With disarming candor and humor, Kay Wills Wyma explores how to trade comparison for compassion and rediscover what life is all about.

It’s easy to get caught in the comparison games we play with our appearances, our kids, and our homes. Kay reminds exhausted families about tried and true remedies from the pressures of competitive living.
In her warm, relatable style, Kay confronts the comparison epidemic raging in our homes, our neighborhoods, and our social-media feeds, offering remedies along the way.

With candor and humor, I’m Happy For You (Sort Of…Not Really) explores the troubling effects of living in an excessively competitive culture—and reveals simple yet effective ways to escape the comparison trap.

For my review I received the I’m Happy For You (Sort Of…Not Really) paperback book.

Right off the bat Kay explains the effects of comparing and how so many of us do it. The problem is, comparison often hijacks our lives and steals our joy. I can definitely relate to this because it has definitely stolen my joy on many occasions. I’m always trying to be something more but would be much happier, of course, if I just accepted (and embraced) myself for who I am and embraced contentment. In fact, I felt so motivated by this idea that it’s going to be my Word for 2016 – Contentment.

I’m Happy for You goes into depth not just about comparison but a very realistic way to look at everything to get to that place of contentment. With social media, it’s even easier to fall into the trap of comparison. I was rather shocked by the numbers of how many pictures are shared daily and even more surprised by how much time we spend on social media! Am I the only one that barely posts pictures because my house is a mess? I doubt it, but it’s one of those things that gets me!

Kay both details comparison and how it affects our lives as well as how we can get to that place of contentment, and she does it in a way that is honest and helpful as well as funny. It was one of those books I could read through in one sitting if I had the time! I really enjoy her writing style, and I would definitely recommend this book to anyone. It’s eyeopening and empowering! It’s also a great reminder that God never compares us and to trust Him.

About the Author

Kay Wills Wyma is a blogger, mother of five, and the author of Cleaning House through which she has appeared on The TODAY Show, CNN, Glenn Beck, The New York Times, Focus on the Family, and more. Before becoming a stay-at-home mom, she held positions at the White House, the Staubach Company, and Bank of America. Kay lives in the Dallas area with her husband, Jon, and their family.

The I’m Happy for You (Sort Of…Not Really) can be purchased on Amazon in Kindle, Paperback and MP3 CD forms.

For More Information:

Visit Kay’s Blog The MOAT Blog
Connect with Kay on Facebook and Twitter

Be sure to follow her #HydrateForTheHolidays posts to learn how to recapture contentment and joy, especially over the holidays! She’ll be sharing thoughts throughout the season!


*Giveaway!!!* {Ended 12/10/15}

I'm Happy for You Book Giveaway

Would you like to win this great book? One winner will receive the I’m Happy for You (Sort Of…Not Really) paperback book. This giveaway will run through 12/10/15 at 11pm Eastern Time and is open to US and Canada ages 18+. Winner is subject to eligibility verification and will have 48 hours to confirm before a new winner will be drawn. For any questions/concerns please email emilee.roberts (at) peaofsweetness (dot) com (consider adding this email to your “Safe List” as winning email notification will be sent from this email).

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  1. Remember the words of William Devaughn: “Be thankful for what you got. You may not have a great big Cadillac. White walled tires, stereo antenna in the back. You may not have a car at all. But remember, brothers and sisters, you can still stand tall.”

    More to the point, remember the words of Emerson: “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.” And after that, how can anything bother you?

  2. Debbie Bray

    By not comparing the gifts I give to the gifts others give.

  3. I avoid comparisons by thinking about the person I want to give a gift and try to find something which suits their passions.

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