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Do you feel envy or thankfulness more often?

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Preview Staff
Preview Staff
October 28, 2018

Elizabeth: I definitely feel thankfulness more often. When I look at where I am and compare my life to others, I am thankful. Perhaps it’s because I’m more optimistic or maybe because when I look back on my life, I see how blessed I have been.

Shannon: I’m usually too busy focusing on other things than to be focusing on that stuff. I have what I have, and if I want something else or more, I get it.

Mike: Unfortunately, I probably feel envy more often, although I know I should be more thankful for what I have. Envy seems to be my more natural state, so I have to consistently remind myself to be more thankful.

Allen: I envy other people’s thankfulness.

Amanda: Thankfulness but that wasn’t always the case.

Robbie: Thankfulness.

Daryle: I feel more thankful. I have so many good people in my life.

Jade: Thankfulness, although it’s not automatic. I have to purpose to be thankful for people and for life and for what I have, but it keeps at bay things like envy, bitterness, or even sadness.

Ryan: I’m not sure how often I feel much of either. I mean when I see things I want, I may wish I had it, but I don’t know that I’m envious of it. I certainly might not be thankful as often as I should be.

Michele C.: Being envious of others doesn’t feel good. Neither does having others feel envious of me. As I’ve aged, I’ve learned to feel grateful every day and let go of envy.

Cathy: I feel more thankful. I’m humbled by God’s blessings.

David: Thankful for everything I have in my life.

CJ: Thankfulness. Being surrounded by good friends and such makes it my default basically.

Kim: Thankful for the way I was raised to understand what the future holds for me.

Sara: I am more thankful because of all the wonderful people in my life, and for what the Lord has planned for me.

Adrean: Envy first. Then I have to stop and turn it into something better like thankfulness or ambition.

Michele P.: I’m thankful I’m not envious. Everything is better than I deserve. Thank you, Lord.