Why is it so impossible to be happy for others?

Have you every noticed that there are people in your life that you would think would be happy for you when you share something positive going on with you? You share something you’re excited about, and yet as you begin to share with them you can see their face turning, and within seconds the voice of doom rolls from their lips. 

Is it our parents, our teachers or society that makes us so selfish? Why can’t we be happy for others?  What is it that makes us not believe that if someone else has something there won't be enough for us? Why do we judge our lives by what others have when all that matters is that we are happy with ourselves? 

 I am always happy for the people in my life.  I believe that there is always enough, and that no one can take what is mine.  For that reason I am always able to share what I have, but I wonder what is it that makes some people so jealous, envious,  and even spiteful? What I find more interesting are the people who seem to have it all, family friend, good job, and a nice home. Yet, they don’t wish well for others or don’t seem to want others to move up.   

If you are healthy, have a family, people that care about you, a roof over your head, a job whether you love it or not, and in some way working towards the kind of life you want, then why would it be so hard to be happy for another person??

We are all individuals. What works for one person, will probably not work for another. “The grass isn’t always greener on the other side”. Part of loving, and caring about another person is wanting the best for them, wanting them to be happy, celebrating their accomplishments with them, and doing your part when needed in helping them get to where they want to go. There is never any reason to not want good for others because no one can take from you what is yours, and there is always enough. 

Are you happy for the people in your life?

Love and blessings in divine order, 


Song of the day: “Be Thankful For What You Got”  - William DeVaughn

CD of the day: “Be Thankful For What You Got” (1974) - William DeVaughn