Nov 06

Sharing Envy

"Wow, she looks really good today.
I wish I looked like that."
Says the girl reading a book,
looking at a leader of a clique skipping by her.
"She is really pretty. I wonder if I ever look that good."
Say the head of a clique as they walk past a girl reading a book.
"I wish I looked like her."
They say in unison.

If only they told each other how envious they were
And how fabulous the other looked.

"My writing will never be as good as hers."
Thinks the friend of an author as she pages through her friend's book.
"I love her writing. Is mine that good?"
Worries the author as she looks through a journal of her friend's she found.
"I wish I was a better writer."
They say in unison.

If only they told each other how envious they were
And how much they loved the other's writing.

I challenge you to tell the people in your life why you envy them.
What are they amazing at?
Then ask them to tell you.
What are you amazing at?

Society expects us to not ask the hard questions 
To keep envy to ourselves.
But sharing that envy in a positive way
Is better than keeping it inside.
You are amazing.
Others think so too.
They just haven't said so yet.