Sonrise: Jan. 14th

My Bestest friend in the whole wide world is a bonafide jet setter. She has accumulated so many tattoos in her passport that she had to get a new one. I don’t have a passport.

When we were young, we both had visions of dream lives. She wanted to be an event planner before that was even a thing. I knew I’d be a serial entrepreneur, because I can’t do just one thing. In spite of the fact that we knew no one doing what we desired to do, we created our own blueprints.

Our decisions lead us to lives that look so different. She stays in luxury hotels 160 nights a year. Her current airline miles stretch farther than I’ve ever even flown 🤷🏽‍♀️. I stay home with my husband every night. I can’t sleep good without him. He and I take road trips when we can break away for a long weekend. The lives we’ve both created are fulfilling. There is no comparison between the two.

“Keep you lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” ~Hebrews 13:5

MORAL OF THE STORY: It is not profitable to look at what others have through the green eyes of envy. For one, you don’t know the sacrifices they’ve made to achieve their status. For two, when you covet someone else’s life you are only infatuated with what YOU think it is.

It is dangerous to allow your mind to be entertained with a superficial image of a piece of someone else’s life, because you do not consider the cost to your own soul. These imaginations rob you of gratitude. It steals joy. Even more, it allows you to evade personal responsibility. Choices. Consequences. Contentment.

God paints the sky in the morning and the night. The beginning and ending of our days are marked with glorious grandeur. The colors of gratitude! Enjoy your view!