“Envy is the art of counting the other fellow’s blessings instead of your own.”
—Harold Coffin, 20th century humor columnist for the Associated Press
My Dad — Marvin Demp
A week from today will be the second anniversary of my dad’s passing. Not a day goes by without numerous reminders of this wonderful man.
- He would frequently tell me why he felt like the richest man in the world
- His wealth was primarily intrinsic and based on the of love for and from family and friends
- When others were doing well, he always wished them well without a hint of envy
- He understood and embraced the abundance in his life and he was perpetually grateful
Where do you feel blessed in your life?
Where may the heavy clouds of envy prevent you from experiencing the many riches within arm’s reach?
“It is the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.”
—Aeschylus, ancient Greek tragedian
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If you want to live a happier, more fulfilling life, today’s quote is filled with coaching wisdom.
Unfortunately, jealousy and envy are all too prominent in our “more, more, more” hyper-competitive world. Coming out on top is all that seems to matter.
Consider the idea that you could double or triple your life satisfaction by taking pleasure and delight in the successes of others in your personal and professional communities.
How and with whom will you sincerely acknowledge and honor the successes and accomplishments of others in your world today? What would be the impact on your life if you made this a daily habit?