Why do we do this to ourselves?
Why do we look at our own lives, jobs, relationships, yards… then look longingly at what someone else
has and sigh, “He is so lucky. I wish I had what he has.” Or, we go to work and instead of doing the very best job we can, we are watching what others are doing and making sure that they are doing their share and that we aren’t getting a raw deal. Or maybe we envy someone’s looks or relationship.
What does this cause? Excessive Suffering. Joy Stealing. Missing out on what we have.
Two things: #1. You’ve got what you’ve got, they've got what they've got.
#2. Maybe their life is better… and maybe it isn’t.
I am guilty of this; wishing my life was like someone else’s, only to find out behind closed doors
they were hiding an abusive life. It was a great lesson. The truth is, that some people will have a better life than you, and some will have a harder life than you. Maybe your neighbour down the road is
looking at your life, at your lawn and wishing they had what you have.
At the end of the day, it is your responsibility to become the best version of yourself possible and you have the opportunity to share your gifts with the world.
My thought? Stop worrying about what others have or what others are doing. If you weed your garden, use the best soil you can, tend to it a little bit every day with a whole lot of TLC,
you just never know what will grow.
Just cut your own grass!
Be grateful for what you have today,
and plant seeds for new and exciting things to grow tomorrow.
Yvonne Heath is a Canadian leader, Transformational Speaker, Blogger, Television Host, Author and Creator of the #IJustShowedUp movement.
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