Journey: Week Sixteen

Stop being jealous of others. 

"Jealousy is the art of counting someone else’s blessings instead of your own.  Ask yourself this:  “What’s something I have that everyone wants?”

Well, that was pretty loaded. Of course everyone is jealous of something or someone at any given point in life. Would I love to be a successful individual who lives to where money wasn't an issue? Or envious of others who don't have to bear the burden of single parenthood? Or jealous of certain friendships or relationships? Hell yes! Do I drool over their lives and try to live vicariously through these people by watching reality TV, pouring over tabloids, or sitting around daydreaming about "what if that were me"? Absolutely not. I have way too many other things that demand my time and attention than to waste energy doing that. 

I have no clue what I possess in life that anybody else would want but honestly it doesn't matter to me. My son and I live comfortably, we always have food on the table, and we're happier than ever. Life is too short to focus on envying others, live and let live.

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1 comment:

  1. RIGHT?! its so hard not to get wrapped up in the "what we dont have" sometimes but when you step back and take a look at what we DO have...its a lot more than some people...thanks for reminding me of that :)