It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Chapter 2, Page 26, Book 19

The spirit of envy can destroy;
it can never build.

Margaret Thatcher

February 26th- love does not envy

Envy is a waste of time.

Author Unknown

When we love, there is no room for envy.  Love does not seek to benefit itself and it is content with what it has, because its focus is on meeting the needs of others.

To envy is to be dissatisfied with who we are.  We become ungrateful and discontent.  Envy and jealously are ugly.  Being envious can destroy relationships.

Don’t waste your time on envy.  Love your life and be happy.  You already have all you need !  There are far more importuning things to spend time and energy on than envy.  Don’t waste your life  comparing it to others.  Once you start down that road you’ll never find an end. No good ever comes from it. Start living your own life instead.

Today is the only day we have for sure, so let's make it a good one!

You cannot be envious and happy at the same time.

Frank Tyger


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Every day is a gift !

Annsterw said...

Love all three today! Hugs Annster's Domain

jack69 said...

It is such a pity that many humans waste their valuable time and mental efforts on envy and jealousy. Neither can be productive or gain you a dime nor a step up in life. Such an absolute waste of time and life.
Love sent from NC,
Sherry & jack

betty said...

I think its a lesson children need to learn early in life if they can to not be envious of what other's have and to be grateful for what they do have. In my youth I used to be envious of some, but as I've grown and matured, I have come to realize that what I envied came at a cost to some, a cost I wouldn't necessarily want to pay.



"Love your life and be happy. Don’t waste your time on envy." this says it all.

Chatty Crone said...

Ask yourself is your life built around what you think is important?

Mevely317 said...

Agreed! Life's too short. Besides, I don't want to resemble Cinderella's step-sisters. Ha!