Look around you as you walk about.
What do you see?
Do you see people who are happy?
Remember those days?
Are they driving nice cars?
Living in nice houses?
Do you suppose they all have good jobs?
The more you look at others,
the more it seems that everyone is living a good life.
A better life than yours.
It makes you wonder.
Is this it?
Is this as good as it gets?
In your world life is not so rosy.
You struggle through every day,
keeping your worries to yourself.
The car is making a noise,
you know is code for,
hand over more cash.
The mortgage is due,
and the exterior of the house needs painting.
You worked hard all your life,
and yet is this the best this job can offer you?
This job you gave up seeing your children for?
The same children who loved you unconditionally when they were young,
and who would now rather your conversations,
were limited to discussing how much allowance they are due?
Is it though?
Because if most who read this can identify with it,
who are those perfect people we see every day?
They are living the lives we wish we had,
driving the cars we would love to own,
living in the houses we wished we lived in,
being the family we would like to be.
They are living our dream life.
However they are not real.
Each of those perfect people,
are but a figment of our imagination.
In reality they look at you,
with your job,
driving your car,
laughing with your family,
and living in your home,
and they see exactly what you envy in their lives.
So perhaps we just need to sit back,
and see our lives as others do,
and acknowledge that just maybe,
we don’t really have it too bad.