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Monday, November 30, 2015

I'm Happy For You (Sort Of...Not Really) by Kay Wills Wyma {A FlyBy Review and Giveaway}

Sometimes, over the course of reading a book or watching a TV show, you really connect with the author or TV personality.  You think, "If we ever had the chance to meet, I know we would be fast friends."  That is exactly how I felt reading, I'm Happy for You. 

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.
 About the AuthorKay 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.

OBM says:  I've been dog-earring pages in this book left and right.  It's like Kay Wills Wyma is speaking what is in my head.  Comparison is something I really struggle with, and so many things really spoke to me like, "We measure ourselves against other people who are measuring themselves against other people."  I had never thought of it that way.  And that's just one tidbit-there are so many more.  I'm really trying to be intentional about being happy for other people now.  Removing myself from the equation and making it not a competition, but something I can be glad for them for.  It takes effort, because it's contrary to the default setting of my brain, but it's part of taking every thought captive, and SO necessary for finding contentment.

If you want to read more of Kay Wills Wyma's writings, you can follow her blog.   Kay is blogging about how she has started to #HydrateForTheHolidays, so you want to check that out.  Or follow the MOAT Blog on Facebook or on Twitter.  Go to Amazon to buy I'm Happy For You (Sort Of ...Not Really). 

U.S. and Canada residents can enter below to win a copy of I'm Happy For You (Sort Of...Not Really) below.

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