We were watching the video for the second time in a row when she said it.
“I just….I just feel like she sings better than I do.”
When I turned my eyes from the screen, with its shaky images of preschoolers singing in their Christmas performance, the expression I saw on her face broke my heart. It was a look I’m sure I’ve worn at least a thousand times.
Disapproval. Shame. Disappointment. Inadequacy.
It was all written on her face as she continued to watch the video of herself and her friends singing.
Click here to read the rest of the story. My friend Laura has invited me to contribute to an important discussion on women and comparison going on over at her blog, Laura Rath – Journey in Faith. I hope to see you there, and I hope you’ll add your voice to the conversation.