Focusing on what we have

@lady1993 (18496)
Philippines
April 3, 2016 7:16am CST
Focusing on what we don't have will lead us to an unhappy life, so we should just focus on our blessings, since they are countless and look a the bigger picture... Although it is sometimes hard not to get jealous of those who have more, just think that life can be so much worse and that God has a better plan for you... I'm just sort of blabbering, but i am giving this advice to myself and to you too since i saw something that made me quite jealous
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@LadyDuck (162943)
• Switzerland
3 Apr 16
It's human to be jealous of things that other can have and we cannot buy, but we should be happy for everything we have.
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@jstory07 (68181)
• Roseburg, Oregon
4 Apr 16
Yes we should be grateful for what we have.
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@scheng1 (24755)
• Singapore
3 Apr 16
There is another way of looking at it. Instead of focusing on what you have, or what you want, you can focus on the future. Many people do not have a house of their own. They dream of having a great house in a great location. They are focusing on the future. It is a hope that sustains them, and makes them work hard.
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@dodo19 (33037)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
3 Apr 16
I have to agree. It's something we tend to forget. I will sometimes forget to focus on the blessings in my life. I have so much to be thankful for.
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@Lucky15 (33754)
• Philippines
3 Apr 16
We are all blessed. Some are just being blinded with envy... too blind that they can not see.whatnis in frotnt of them ;)
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@Ruby3881 (2000)
• Canada
4 Apr 16
I think it's good to focus on the positives, and to learn to be content with what we have. I don't go in for keeping up with the Joneses, at all. By the same token, it can be constructive to set goals when it comes to something we want to acquire or achieve. There's nothing wrong with planning and building a path towards a goal, as long as it's about us satisfying a genuine desire.
@marlina (74742)
• Canada
4 Apr 16
When you think of all our ancestors did before us, we certainly should be thankful for them to have cleared the road for us.
@else34 (13606)
• New Delhi, India
4 Apr 16
@lady1993,You are right,but most of us tend to have a desire to get something they don't have,and in the process,forget the things they have,but other's don't.Consequently they never enjoy a life of fulfilment.The problem is that the grass always looks greener on the other side.
• Indonesia
4 Apr 16
It is! But sometimes, we tend to forget to be grateful for the things we have. Actually there are a lot of more people who don't have as many as we have. Let us be grateful, the happiness is in simple things anyway.
• Philippines
4 Apr 16
You I've always wanted to buy a new treadmill, but i realized my treadmill with bike is enough for my daily exercise since i can't walk much anymore. then I made 2 kinds of dumbbell, not sure when I will be making a new one. so far I'm been blessed with having a moringa tree that provide me with all the vitamins I'll ever need even though I don't need to eat the veggies i had ate beore. so many things to mention, which is why i try not to react much when some one i think has i all.
@lilnana1111 (2341)
• United States
4 Apr 16
I appreciate what I have, I think it's human to want more.
@jstory07 (68181)
• Roseburg, Oregon
4 Apr 16
I like to focus on what I have and be grateful for that.
@ida123 (6247)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
3 Apr 16
It is natural to us to be jealous of what we don't have but what I can say, just be contented of what you have now and work hard, I know you can reach and achieve of you don't have now and have that someday. Just pray and work hard.
@Shavkat (63439)
• Philippines
3 Apr 16
I think it is fine to get jealous to something or someone. But we should know also our limitations.
@rina110383 (24095)
3 Apr 16
I focus on my own blessings. I am satisfied and content with what I have because I live a frugal lifestyle.