if you haven't noticed, i follow quite a few blogs with the help my handy dandy google reader. lately i've started following the Desiring God blog. i have found reading these posts that pop up each morning are helping to re-focus my thoughts for the day. today, i read this and found it particularly convicting and encouraging. i am SO guilty of comparing myself and life to just about everyone else's and this always always leads to discontent and ungratefulness. i decided to copy and paste the whole article below (and bold the line that really jumped at me) because it was just THAT meaningful for me today.