I’m Happy for You {Sort of…Not Really} By: Kay Wills Wyma

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This book was exactly what I needed.  I’ve been getting really tired of Facebook lately, as most people tell me they have too.  I’m sick of the exaggerated posts that make everything seem completely perfect or completely horrible.  No middleman.  Wyma’s book is all about freeing yourself from comparison and trying to be genuinely happy for your friends, etc.  Now, before you call me a jerk, let me explain. Most of the time, I am genuinely happy for people.  But jealousy rears it’s ugly head every now and again.  Don’t lie to me.  We’ve all been there.

Wyma’s book gives realistic approaches to an on-going problem.  Especially with the influx of social media opportunities in our society.  No one’s life is perfect.  The book gives a quote that really stuck with me “We spend a lot of time…analyzing and trying to fix the things that aren’t quite right, and we should spend more time appreciating the things we DO like.”

There are so many insights in this book but since I want to convince you to read it for yourself, I’m going to keep this brief.  Since reading this book, I have become happier and I am using social media for more good than bad.  It’s really brought to light how much I used to compare my life to others.  I even brought it up at my book club.  We can’t compare our behind-the-scenes footage with someone else’s highlight reel.

Thank you, Mrs. Wyma, for showing everyone that you are human and a work in progress.  I know I am.

Disclaimer: I received this book from the Blogging for Books program.  No other compensation was given.  All comments and/or opinions are my own.

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