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Try Not To Be Green With Envy

Updated on January 11, 2015

Yes even I have been there

Its interesting how some people will see this as a kids issue. No that is not always the case. Adults are also envious of others. It can be for the vehicle that they are driving. Or the home that they are living in. Even for the kind of pet that they have.

Sometimes the envy is there because you want something. I know one of our neighbors had a TR3. This car seamed small to me. But when I got in I had leg room. And being over 6' tall I was amazed. This was when I was in my 20's. I am much older now and still think back to that car and wonder how he could afford it and I couldn't. Now I know why. But it was a few years of envy that I went through.

It is interesting how you don't see it as envy until you look back on the issue. But it is there none the less. Also as you look at the picture with those around you them being envious of you you may not always see.

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Not my first car - But I wanted it to be

Not my first car - But I wanted it to be
Not my first car - But I wanted it to be

Envy is more about your wants then your needs.

The Green With Envy Blues

My not to be envied list - Things I have gone through that you probably will not envy me for.

  1. With my current job I am working a combination A B and C shirt. Mostly B but still pulling the extra time to help cover the carry over.
  2. Taking three times to propose to my wife. To see what I am talking about check out this lens I did up for my wife.

    But no that site is no longer available. Sorry.

  3. Waited till the last minute for that last thought to come into my head before publishing something. Say like this lens with this countdown.
  4. When growing up I had to wear a patch over my right eye. Now a days they have the kind that you can take on and off as it has a band that goes around your head. When I was wearing them they were the stick on kind that was like a double strength band aid designed "not" to come off.
  5. Falling asleep on the waiting room floor at the dentist office. Only to wake up in time for a new filling to be added to the collection.

You saw five things that I don't think you would be envious of.

Wich one is your

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Its amazing what you can catch yourself doing

I joined Squidoo towards the end of April. The gentleman above joined about 20 days later. I don't remember if he found my sites first of I found his. But we seam to have created a friendship even though we have never met in person.

One thing that I did not realize until this challenge was set before me is that I was also in a competition with him. The three areas that I was tracking were levels - lenses - Trophies. As I remember I always had him on the levels. The lenses and trophies we have flip flopped back and forth on the whole time.

I saw it as a great motivational tool to keep going. That is until this challenge was brought forth. At that point I realized that I was using that friendship more as a tool than a friendship. It doesn't matter who has what. What does matter is that we were both there checking each others postings and helping each other. Sometimes just knowing that we had checked out a new site meant more than a blessing or even having a site liked.

With that being said thank you to the friend that I have never met for being there even when I didn't know you were.

Envy - a feeling of discontent or covetousness with regard to another's advantages or success

The Berenstain Bears - The Green Eyed Monster - Parts 1 & 2

Its amazing what is written for kids and how adults can still learn a thing or two. Several of the Berenstein Bear's Books and videos were designed that way. In the good news this one was written and made into a video. I was able to find this video and share it with you today.

Synonyms for Envious

jealous - jaundiced - green-eyed - covetous

You and Envy

Have you ever been Envious of someone else?

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Envy from the Bible

Proverbs 3:31

Do not envy a man of violence, And do not choose any of his ways.

Have you ever done a random search on Google or Amazon? - Well I did and look what I found.

Yes I typed in on a Google search Green With Envy and pulled up some books on Amazon.

Last but not least something for everyone.

To be honest this one just looked like something fun to get creative with.

Please be so kind as to leave a comment. - And don't be envious of anyone that has already done so.

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    • Melissa Miotke profile image

      Melissa Miotke 

      5 years ago from Arizona

      So many people just can't be happy for others when things go well. It's sad...

    • PaigSr profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from State of Confusion

      @lisln: Thank you on all counts. For me I tend to look at the pictures first then the titles. Its amazing how when things come from inside they tend to mean a bit more.

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      5 years ago from Denver Colorado

      ha ha this is a good lens :) tell it like it is kind of lens. The intro title is what caught my eye. Very well deserved purple star.

    • PaigSr profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from State of Confusion

      @anonymous: True but like "me" sometimes we need a little reminder.

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      5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing. This is a timely reminder that we should be grateful for what we have. There is so much to be thankful for, instead of envying others.

    • PaigSr profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from State of Confusion

      @happy-birthday: Thank you - And I will.

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      Birthday Wishes 

      5 years ago from Here

      Thanks a lot for sharing this cool lens! Keep the good work coming... ;-)

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      5 years ago

      Very good lens! Check out my relationship test! I think you will enjoy it!

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      5 years ago

      being envious is natural, you just need to control it :)

    • PaigSr profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from State of Confusion

      @tonybonura: Sgt Schultz strikes again.

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      Tony Bonura 

      5 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

      Whoa!! What was that? Looked like a stray Squid Angel swooped through here with only the best intentions in the world. But I saw nothing--nothing!



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