Monday, June 28, 2010

Green Eyed & Ugly

I’ve never been jealous of anyone.  I’m happy for others.  I’ll like someone’s new purse or vacation pictures but I don’t ENVY them.  I don’t think you can genuinely wish someone well if you are secretly envious of their life.  Envy equals resentment sooner or later.

In life there are those who are prettier, make more money, have a better vehicle, bigger house, funnier, (no, no, not funnier).  It’s just not something I focus on.  I’m not scanning the room taking inventory of who has more or less than I do.  I’m no better or worse then anyone.

I’m thankful for all God has given me.  I like my job and work with great people.  I have a wonderful husband and two great boys.  It’s not all sunshine and roses.  Gman can drive me bananas, the boys are not picking up after themselves lately, I’m trying to lose weight (again) and it would be great if my job were full time all year long.

I just feel, to constantly bitch about things in life (wanting better, wanting more, wanting different) is to spit in God’s face for all He’s already given.  Why would God bless me with anything if I’m so ungrateful for what He’s already given me?  I’m not talking about, “Man, we need a new dryer (which we do)”, or “I wish we had a nice big deck (which I do)”.  It’s the continuous complaining about

It’s kinda like when you wrap up all those gifts for your kids at Christmas and put them under the tree.  You can’t wait to see those happy faces tear at the paper.  Then they open it and are all, “Thanks, Mom, I love it! Didn’t they have anymore in blue?”  How about when they start counting the presents?  They don’t care if they got the most - they just don't want anyone else to have more.

You will never be happy if you always want what someone else has.  You will never be happy if you are always “counting” the gifts God has given others.  If you focus on what others have you just might miss all He has given to you.

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The Redhead Riter said...

Because you were in the top nine for participation in my community, you were spotlighted as a Rockin' Friend this week

Congratulations and Thank You!

More Milestones said...

Woo!! Hoo!! Thanks Much!

Kelly said...

So so true, and so well put !!!
ANd you are right, ain't no one funnier !!!!

Hannah said...

Your post is so true! Life is too short to try and compete with others. I too am grateful for all God has given me. Thanks for the great words of wisdom.

More Milestones said...

Don't you forget it, Kelly. : )

Thanks, Hannah, I try. ; )

Jessica - Mom of all Trades said...

Very true! It's one thing to complain here n there, we all do it, but those who do it ALL the time drive me nuts. Even when I complain, I try to think about the fact that there are others who have it far worse than I do, or others that would give anything to be in my shoes (i.e. if I'm complaining about my kids).

By the way, following you from MBC.

Jackie said...

So very true. There are good things in all situations - you just have to look for them. If you're looking for something to complain about, you'll always find that too. My motto is "Focus on the positive and find it all around you."

More Milestones said...

Good Moto Jackie.
Jessica, I agree, we all complain it's the people that do it ALL the time that really drain the rest of us. I can only keep up this good attitude thing going for so long. I can't do it for me AND those in constant bitch mode.

Tracy said...

I have to admit I have my faults but being envious of others is just not one of them. I like to see those around me happy and that makes me happy.