Jealous? I know you are, but what am I?

Jealousy. Envy. Feelings of inadequacy. Sounds exhausting. It must be hard for you. Fortunately, there is very little lack in my life. God has blessed us greatly.

We have a place to live. Cars to drive. Jobs to perform that provide income. Benefit packages that cover our family health needs. Friends all around us. Extended family at least 500 miles away allows us room to breathe. Life is good.

Why focus on the negative side? What would be the point? Why take inventory of your life by building a list of all the good and bad things. How about starting with the list of the good and then stop there? I recommend it.

There will always be inequality. Someone will have more or less money. More or less education. More or less attractiveness. Better or worse health. Some inequality remains by choice. Eat fast food six days a week? Don’t complain about your pear-shaped lower half or blame the drive-thru. Study hard and sacrifice your lifestyle to earn multiple degrees and eventually earn a rewarding career? Don’t let the protesters try to take it away to give it to others not willing to work for it. Don’t get me started…

We all get jealous from time to time — what wakes the green-eyed monster for you?

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