I am very envious of my neighbor. I hear a landscaping crew working in their front yard. It’s not just any crew either. I hear the sounds of the crew that I’d like to hire for my back yard project. I must be patient, soon the estimate will be returned to me for evaluation.
I suppose in life it is common to want what someone else has- a cute pair of shoes, well defined arms, or a job with 6-weeks of paid vacation. I often skip right over the little things and want what is bigger than a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. I want a healthy body, something I assume everyone around me has.
As bizarre as this may sound, I welcome with W I D E open arms the envy I have towards my neighbor. Finally, I am able to bring life down a few notches. I’m tired of always being completely grounded by facing my mortality. Life has gotten a little lighter. I’m caring, even mildly, about silly little insignificant nothings. I’m not only focused on life or death. I’m actually living in the in between.