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Not Better, Just Different


Posted February 19, 2017

My husband, daughters and I frequent a gelato place called Dolce Vita. It’s owned and operated by an Italian immigrant and his wife. They sell authentic Italian groceries, and prepare food from scratch, including the BEST gelato you could ever eat. Walter is the quintessential snob. He’s not afraid to be snooty with you and if you complain too much, you’ll be kicked out of his shop for life.

He mocks some of his troublesome American customers:

“Hm, what does this pear gelato taste like?”

In his thick Italian accent, he answers snidely, “Vaneeela!”

Another stupid question: “Which one is better, the Nutella gelato or the pineapple gelato?”

“It’s no better, just diffeh-rant!”

This reminded me of so many times I hear parents compare their children. I was compared a lot, to my siblings. It never made any of us feel good.

How can you compare human beings? It’s like comparing Nutella to pineapple gelato!

We do this alot, don’t we? We compare ourselves to others. How’s this working for you? You’re comparing an apple to oranges! Suggestion: stop comparing. If you’re going to be in competition so that you can improve, compete against yourself. Be better tomorrow than you were today. Simple.

Stop the madness and be joyful.




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Home made quality gelato, panini, and pastas. Large assortment of Italian meats and cheeses along with crucial grocery items. Gluten free items are also available.

 

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Address
5251 E. Brown Rd. #104
85205 Mesa
Opening Hours
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
11:00 - 9:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 9:30
Thursday
11:00 - 9:30
Friday
11:00 - 10:00
Saturday
11:00 - 10:00
Sunday
02:00 - 8:30