Keeping up with the Joneses


Do you find yourself sometimes coveting what other people have?
And if only you would have that as well, life would be easier? More joyful? If I am honest, I know that I fall into that trap every once in a while. Especially when the world doesn’t line up the way I hope it will. Aaargh, those “should’s”. The biggest trap of all! I guess we all try to keep up with the Joneses every once in a while. In our career. In our relationships. Or any other areas in our lives. The “fun” part to realize is that the Joneses are probably miserable trying to keep up with us.

There is only one way out of this pattern of “unfairness” and it is not even a hard one: STOP trying to focus on what other people have and START appreciating what you already do have. Once you are in this frame of mind, let this attitude guide your actions. Any change?