The quote above is sweet and true, but it can be difficult to carry out, can't it? It is hard sometimes to see others with more accomplishments, better health, or a seemingly happier family than we have. But truly, everyone goes through painful times, and we may never know what is happening in someone else's life or heart.

There is a longtime friend of mine who has been absolutely gorgeous since childhood ... she just seemed to skip that "awkward" stage of adolescence. She is a talented and accomplished singer with a charismatic personality. She married her handsome high-school sweetheart, and they are blessed with two handsome sons.

But I remember visiting her one day, and how she shared that she was undergoing treatment for depression. It definitely surprised me, since she seemed to have it all. But she had undergone some tough things earlier in life that had left their mark, and she really was struggling. That day, I was reminded that things are not always as they appear ... that those who seem to "have it all together" by the world's standards may be suffering silently. So when we are tempted to be envious of someone else's blessings, maybe we can stop and say a prayer of blessing for them instead, because you just never know what they are facing or may face down the road.

A thought from the Word...

Proverbs 14:30
A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.

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