Envy

It never occurs to me that I’m an envious person. At least not outwardly. Envy and greed is one of the cause and if not the main source of unhappiness. If I average out my days, I’m generally neutral if not unhappy. It’s not hard to draw a bridge there.

I envy energetic people, ones who burst with charisma and seem to never get tired. Imagine Steve or Robert Irwin. I envy natural athletes. I envy people who travel all the time and are doing the things they love. I envy people who are in their perfect career. I envy people with perfect physical traits.  I envy perfect people. But is anyone really?

It’s easy to think so when you’re presented with the perfect life on social media. Everyone has struggled, right? A lot of times I find myself comparing to others. And that’s not going to make me happy anytime soon.

I found out many times that the key to happiness is gratitude. Yet, it is still something that I can’t grasp or practice. Perhaps I need to be more intentional about it. You don’t get good at something immediately. I need to train my gratitude muscles.