It will be a total lie if you said you have never feel jealous of someone. The brands such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Prada and Celine survived because there are so many jealous women out there.
I feel jealous all the time. I’m jealous that people got to go holiday and I’m stuck in the office. (Can’t do much if you only have 14 days of annual leave and constantly have to take leave for your doctor’s appointment) I’m jealous of women who could buy a new handbag every week, ok la every month just like buying roti canai.
Last but certainly not least, yes I’m jealous to see people who are blessed with kids. But no, I’m not jealous because I can’t parade my kid’s school result or showing off their expensive clothes. I’m jealous because I wish I have a child who could later take care of me and my husband and pray for our well being.
I think jealousy is good, as long as you channel it positively. If you are jealous of others doing well, take it as a motivation to do better. But honestly, the only person who you should be competing with is yourself. Not other people. Because when you compete with others you can never win. There will always be someone who is better than you.
My life is not perfect; but I am totally contented with it. However, I do admit that I got sidetracked every once in a while and began whining over all the things I don’t have. I became an ingrate who had totally forgotten to be thankful over all the other good things I have in life. So, whenever this happened I will keep reminding myself of this:
“Don’t compare your life or your marriage to anyone else’s. God’s plan for you is masterfully unique, so don’t get caught in the comparison trap. Do your best and don’t worry about the rest!”