E for Envy #AtoZChallenge
Do you ‘envy’ your best friend? I know you will say No. It’s simple falling in the trap yet never being able to accept the feeling.
Let’s go on a beach holiday. I am bored.
I want to buy some dresses for work.
Why don’t you get flowers for me?
Many times, what we want is driven by what we see around us.
We see people taking international vacations, wearing beautiful expensive clothes and dining at fancy restaurants every day of the week. Then comes the urge to catch up. The need to do what others do and then post updates on social media. Followed by basking in the glory that we created for ourselves. We don’t realize this is a superficial way of feeling contented because what’s your life isn’t theirs and vice versa.
It happens to me too but I know when it does. I know how not to react on this feeling yet move on and see what makes me happy. The key for me is to be able to sense and hold myself from blaming that my life isn’t good enough. My life is made up of little joys and holidays I can afford. It is made up of clothes I am comfortable in and not the ones that others wear.
My life is mine and no one else’s. There is no place for envy in my life and there shouldn’t be in yours too.
“They’ll either want to kill you, kiss you, or be you.”
― Suzanne Collins
I am participating in the A To Z Challenge for the third time this year and I am penning Stories from everyday life.