I'm Happy for you (Sort Of...Not Really)


Is comparison living hijacking your life?

Do you find yourself measuring your value against your friend’s house, body, marriage, resume, paycheck, organic garden, or Pinterest-worthy holiday décor, and coming up lacking? Do your college roommate’s Instagram snapshots bear little resemblance to the scene at your house this morning?

Excessive comparison and competition sap our energy and steal our joy. Our friends become our audience and judges, and our kids become part of our brand. Add social media’s constant invitation to post and peruse, and it’s no wonder that we’re left exhausted, discontent, and lonely. Thankfully, there is another way!

With  refreshing candor and humor, Kay Wyma shares her experiences with comparison living and offers readers the simple remedies that helped her and her family reboot their perspective and discover freedom, authenticity, and joy.


I found this to be a light, easy, fast book to read with some valid points. I agree with Wyma that it is good to remember that we should not compare our own lives with those of others especially when the comparisons are negative. In fact this comparison obsession is something I do think is a major problem in today's society. I am guilty of it at times. However, I don't feel like it is an obsession--unlike the author's obsession. 

Which leads me to a negative. I appreciate Wyma using real life examples and her own experiences; however at times all her comparisons seem very superficial and honestly make it seem like she was just complaining. I appreciate that she is being real, however it was hard to relate my own experiences with hers. 

Overall, this book did give me some food for thought and did make me realize that life is not always greener on the other side. 


I received this book free from Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 


  1. Sounds like a good book. I wish I had read it when I was younger!


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