It's a phrase we hear a lot, I bet. Well, I know I have anyway! We always want what we cannot have. Be it objects, aspects of another persons physique or body shape/size, hair colour or style, lifestyle, intelligence, abilities, talents and basically almost any desirable thing you could think of! But do we really every stop and seriously think about this commonly said phrase? Probably not as chances are it will usually make us more unhappy about ourselves or that we don't have the things that we really want that others do have. However, I was thinking about this today and wondering how we could maybe turn it around into a positive personal reminder to make us feel better/happier about ourselves/our situations etc.
Let me explain.
If you twist it around and think about it in a different way, we will realise that we have things that other people would want! Including physical things such as body size/shape! There is always someone (or more realistically at least 20,000 people) who would be highly envious of what you have. There is ALWAYS people who are a lot worse off than you in more ways than one! Next time you are feeling down on yourself because of how you look, remember that you are actually blessed with what you do have. You really are. Honest. And next time you feel sad because of the things you don't have/can't do/can't afford, keep in mind that there are literally millions of people who have next to nothing and will never own even 1/25th of what you have!
It's all about PERSPECTIVE, people. The key word here.
You may not ever be able to have what others have or look how others look or be how others are, but you are YOU and there are people out there wanting what you have whether you think so or not. So how about we start making a conscious effort to make the most of what we do have and stop wasting precious time feeling down on ourselves or envying others? God made you and loves you just the way you are. If He does, then should we not learn to do the same?? Easier said than done, I know. But when we hear this phrase we should learn to think of it in a positive way and learn to be happy with what we've got. (: