Looking and Wanting

Today I caught myself watching a person jog along a road.  As I watched I couldn’t help but admire him running and thinking I want to do that.  But as thought about it more I realized that I did do that, when I was younger and in the service I ran 5 miles a day.  Then I began to remember why I stopped.  It hurt.  why?  Well I wasn’t as young anymore and my body told me to find another type of exercise that wasn’t as stressful.  I then began to think about all of the other instances where I’ve looked at someone or something and thought I wanted what they had or was doing.  As I’ve learned to be more grateful for what I have, I’ve also learned to not worry about what I don’t have.

I now walk and do yoga.  I have a car, a home, and good healthy food to eat.  I also have people in my life that care about me and I about them.  Finally, I have memories of things I’ve done that some might want as well as material things that others may never have.  So I don’t need to have what others have, I have me and that’s all I ever really wanted.

Gabriel

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