How to make your life easier in a world of “One-Uppers”....
Everyone has one in their life. Don’t try and deny it. You know who I mean. That one friend or that one co-worker or that certain parent of your child’s teammate- the ONE UPPER. That wonderful person , whom no matter what amazing or drastic events happen in your life, they can top it. If you found a loonie on the way to work well they found a toonie and (gasp) they know someone who found a gold doubloon. If you had a flat tire well they had two flat tires and they know someone who had five flat tires (the spare of course). Trust me, there is no way to beat them, you must learn to accept them. They will always try to find a way to inject themselves before you. So stop trying to fight it and make a game of it like I do!
I know that my life is great and I am determined not to let anyone deflate it. So, I have started to purposely talk about the awesomely positive things that happen to me. I do this while in the presence of my “ONE UPPERS”. In order to top me, they have no choice but to be even more wonderful. It’s a win-win situation. All that positive energy floating around can only attract more. You should try it!
Until next time… the Surly Mermaid.