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.