April 20, 2010

Envy

Do you ever feel like you are on the longer, slower path to get somewhere in your life? Lately that is the way Pat and I have been feeling about some stuff. Now do not get me wrong, I am blessed beyond measure and very happy with my life. It just sometimes appears that things fall into other people's laps or that they have such an easy path for what they want. I have to keep reminding myself that appearances can be deceiving. While it may seem like the quick, easy path for them, there may be something else in their life that is a struggle for them or maybe the quick and easy path is not all it is cracked up to be. I also try to accept that while I cannot see it at the present time, there is a reason I am on the path I am, and it is where I am meant to be. It can sometimes be a challenge to keep my eyes from turning green with envy. I just have to remember that no matter the path I end up taking, I will get where I am supposed to go.

5 comments:

Lindsey said...

I love this post. It is so true. I think the thing I am most envious of is other couples and the fact that just about everyone in my family takes for granted that their significant other is there EVERY DAY. I can get so jealous sometimes, but like you, I remind myself that this is our plan. I just have to roll with it for now because it will be worth it in the long run. And like you said "there is a reason I am on the path I am, and it is where I am meant to be" So, thanks for this post.

Lindsey

Erin said...

I know exactly what you mean. It really is important to remind yourself that you never know the whole situation. What might seem good on the outside, could be hiding struggles in other areas.

Dawn said...

You are wise beyond your years!
Thank you for the wonderfully worded reminder. I was just talking to another friend about this yesterday.Envy is so draining. I need to also remind myself that I am where I am suppose to be.My hardest lesson is when things keep happening to me I think what is this? Then I realize I must not have learned a lesson and it will keep happening untill I learn what I am suppose to know.
Life is funny that way.

Raising Z said...

I find myself wondering this same thing often. I too am so appreciative of everything I have but you are right, some people make it look so easy. I agree with Erin though that we do not know the whole situation and maybe they do struggle in other ways. Great post!

Preemie Miracle said...

OH my. I am totally green with Envy. ALL of my sisters are pregnant. EVERY single one of them. For one year we have been trying and have just started year #2. LOTS of tears and freak outs. Green with envy for sure.

Thanks.. I know I am not alone in the envy

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