I’m Happy for You (Sort Of. . . Not Really), by Kay Wills Wyma, focuses on assisting the reader to “find contentment in a culture of comparison.” Wyma strives to teach readers to remember the phrase, “I’m happy for you,” instead of comparing yourself to those surrounding you. She has worked in the Advance in the Office of the Vice President at the White House, in corporate banking, and is the mother of five, a wife, a sister, and a daughter. She uses her personal experiences to illustrate our need to focus not on “the Glimpse,” a moment in time, but rather on the whole picture. She includes “You’re Not Alone” segments from other people reacting to sections of her book with their own stories and opinions, as well as “Letting Go of Comparison” summarizing each chapter in few sentences.
I enjoyed this book. The message that we need to stop comparing ourselves with others and be content with the lives that God has given us is clear. Her personal stories were well-placed and sometimes amusing illustrations to drive home this message. I especially liked the honesty and forthright anecdotes showing that her family is not perfect, but human like everyone else.
This book is a recommended read for anyone attempting to stop comparing and start being content.
I received this book free from the publisher and was not required to write a positive review.