Tagged with Theodore Roosevelt

When comparison strikes

When comparison strikes

  Comparison sucks. Or as Roosevelt said far more eloquently – comparison is the thief of joy. It really is. In my life, comparison can strike at the most unlikely moments and can switch off my joy quickly, absolutely and unceremoniously. For me, comparison is at the root of a whole heap of parenting (and … Continue reading

Why marathons matter

Why marathons matter

I watched my first marathon at the weekend. My husband was taking part, and I was bursting with pride. He was daring greatly; challenging himself to do something he didn’t know whether or not he would be able to do. He was making himself vulnerable by sharing his intention with others, asking for their support, … Continue reading