"Love does not envy"
How often have I looked at my SO, and wished I was as smart, talented, likeable, good-looking, or humorous as they are? In putting them up on a pedestal, I unwittingly put myself below the same pedestal, creating hidden resentment inside me that pops up again and again.
Are any of us wise enough to place a value on any characteristic that I or my SO have? And even if I think I am, what good does it do me? Envy just brings me unhappiness that spills into our relationship.
We each have our own unique gifts and talents. If I focus on using and building on my strengths, I'll spend less wishing I had their qualities. Maybe my uniqueness hasn't shown, because my envy has left mud on my glasses.
Just for Today
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