Monday, November 30, 2015

"I'm Happy for You (Sort of..Not Really)" Review & GIVEAWAY! (12/9) #HydrateForTheHolidays #FLYBY

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About the book:
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 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.


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My Review:
When this book was offered as a review, I knew it was one that I could benefit from reading.  I have a tendency to compare myself with others constantly, instead of being content with who God made me to be.  As I'm reading I'm Happy for You I'm finding that the author hits on all the areas that I struggle with and provides ideas and insights of her own and from others.

My favorite piece of advice the author, Kay, gives is to say "I'm happy for you", to those you're comparing yourself to.  An example in my life might be when I see someone on Facebook doing some wonderful project with their kids.  I start thinking that it's something I should be doing more of and feel bad that I haven't been.  The problem is I'm putting the focus on ME instead of on them and I should let them know what an awesome idea their project was...in essence, tell them I'm happy for them!  Such a simple thing, but it makes a world of difference!  I notice that I feel a weight lifted and I'm truly happy for them!

While I haven't quite finished the book yet, I'm truly enjoying reading it!  Kay not only offers awesome advice, but makes you laugh along the way.  I'm Happy for You (Sort of...Not Really) is a great book that I highly recommend!

Buy It!
I'm Happy For You (Sort of..Not Really) is available for purchase in paperback currently for $10.77 on amazon.com.  The Kindle version is also available for $9.99.


GIVEAWAY!


Congrats to comment #6, Debby@JustBreathe!

One lucky reader is going to win a copy of I'm Happy For You (Sort of..Not Really)!

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8 comments:

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I would love to read this book. I would also like my daughter to read this book because she does that all the time!!!
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Debby@Just Breathe said...

I subscribe to your blog.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I follow in Google Friend Connect.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I follow you on Twitter.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I tweeted https://twitter.com/foryourtears/status/671375138168946688

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I follow you on Pinterest.

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mail4rosey said...

I'm very happy that it's not an issue for me. I wish I could give all of my knowledge about it to my teen though...she gets caught up in it from time to time. :)

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