Over the long weekend did you see a family that seemed more connected than yours? A marriage that looked more romantic? Kids who were better behaved?
I call it OCD. Obsessive ‘Comparison’ Disorder. It hits me when I see moms who have clean houses, low-maintenance kids and look good in shorts. The sound track in my head goes, ‘She’s got it easy.’ Or ‘Why can’t I get it together?’ Or ‘God!! Give me THAT.’
The more I talk with people, the more I realize we’ve all got hard things. We don’t know the depth of what the other person is going though. We assume we are the only ones who struggle.
I’m trying to turn my disorder around. No more OCD. Instead, I’m working on OTD. Obsessive Thankfulness Dance. It’s that ongoing exchange with God where I’m thanking Him for the good things and enjoying them more. The music on Praise 106.5 is such a big part of that. I like the lyrics to the new song BREATHE by Johnny Diaz where he says, ‘Come rest at my feet and be. Just be. Chaos calls, but all you really need is to just breathe.’ Thankful for music that talks about real things.