Monday, October 24, 2011

Regina Brett's Fifty Life Lessons: The Forty-Forth Lesson

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Lesson Number Forty-Four: Envy is a waste of time.  You already have all you need.

I have a difficulty in relating to this because honestly, I do not have everything that other people have, and not all people have what I have, physically and materially speaking. But as to God my savior, the free air that I so infinitely breathe, the nature that I so love to see and be with, we, all of us have this. Envy has no power over these things.

However, envy is not that easy to let down. That is why, in the Ten Commandments of the Christian faith set by God, it is clearly stated to.... "not covet thy neighbor's wife and thy neighbor's goods." It is true that we also love to possess what our neighbor's possess. Instead of envying, God give us the power to appreciate and be happy for our neighbors. Most especially, He give us also the capacity to posses whatever it is we desire as long as it is in accordance with His divine will for us. So instead of focusing on envy, let us focus on the fulfillment of our dreams, wishes and aspirations because they are what make us whole and the best way to the fulfillment of our missions in life.

Stop envying and start getting happy!


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