Sunday, May 15, 2011

Jealousy

I know people who lie just so others can be envious of them. Saying they have more than they do. Saying they did things they didn’t. Not wanting to be like the “Jones” but to BE the “Jones”.

I’m the opposite. I really don’t feel comfortable when people say they are envious of me for any reason.

A true friend cannot wish you the best with envy in their heart. This was a tough lesson for me.

I had a friend I considered a sister. It wasn’t until years later and a MAJOR slap in the face, did I realize how much this girl really hated me. She was so jealous that when I was at my lowest she was actually happy. (another story)

Lesson Learned: When someone is jealous of the good things in your life they cannot be truly happy for you. If they are jealous the of the good things they must be happy when things are going bad for you.

Note to Boys: I’m telling you boys this in the hopes of saving you the hurt I went through. Don’t wish for others to be envious of you – for they will never really want good things for you. And don’t brag about all God has blessed you with – stay humble and always give thanks to Him.

4 Friends Commented:

Terri said...

Your post is true. I've met a couple of people this would apply to.
I don't try to keep up with the Jones we don't have any out here in the country. Oh wait, I don't even have neighbors out here in the country. Oh yes I do, how could I forget he dear Deer family, the always awesome Possum family, the soon expecting Coons, the numerous winnertake rattle Snake family. Then there's always the Bat, Gnat, Bobcat, Polecats, Rats and Splats families (I invented the Splat families with my fly swatter). Not hard at all to keep up with the Jones out here, ha.

Terri said...

Your post is true. I've met a couple of people this would apply to.
I don't try to keep up with the Jones we don't have any out here in the country. Oh wait, I don't even have neighbors out here in the country. Oh yes I do, how could I forget he dear Deer family, the always awesome Possum family, the soon expecting Coons, the numerous winnertake rattle Snake family. Then there's always the Bat, Gnat, Bobcat, Polecats, Rats and Splats families (I invented the Splat families with my fly swatter). Not hard at all to keep up with the Jones out here, ha.

More Milestones said...

Terri that is too funny.

PascaleA said...

Sad but true.. I learned this the hard way too...