Green-eyed Monster

Envy, a monster  we often fail to recognize.  A fierce foe to conquer because he will squeeze the  joy and life out of his victim. And yes, I have to deal with him too,  from time to time.   
green-eyed monster

Envy is the art of counting the other fellow's blessings instead of your own. ~Harold Coffin 


Envy is a symptom of lack of appreciation of our own uniqueness and self worth. Each of us has something to give that no one else has. ~Elizabeth O'Connor 

Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy. ~François Duc de La Rochefoucauld 

Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate. ~William Arthur Ward 

Instead of focusing on what others have that I don’t, I thank God for what I do have. And before I know it, I forget what I’m envious about because I’m drowning in a sea of blessings. ~Rissa S. Kawpeng

8 comments:

♥●• İzdihër •●♥ said...

envy envy...I do get envy :(.

Ric said...

You're not alone, Izdiher. It's the same battle for me too sometimes!

Hazel said...

i guess we all get envy at times too, but we should just remember to focus our mind on what we can do to be better person instead of getting jealous with other people :)

Ric said...

I definitely agree with you Hazel. Yes we have to focus on what we can do. We have to focus on our strengths and our contribution to society! Thanks!

RoxxyC said...

God morning :)) Wishing U beautiful day from really sunny and hot Poland :))
<3

Ric said...

Great day too RoxxyC! It's the rainy season here in the Philippines but as of today, it's really hot! Thanks for the visit! Regards!

mavicdesigns said...

I must admit that I, too, get envious sometimes hahaha kc naman they are so pretty until I've realized I am prettier inside out... hahaha...it's but natural to get envious but we need to use it as motivation to improvement... :D

Ric said...

Yes, that is right Mavic, it could be a great motivation for us! Thanks a lot for dropping by!