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  1. Jane Tawel says

    I love the simplicity but truth of your comment “jealousy isn’t a solution” — sounds so simple and yet somehow we end up spending more time in the feeling than in the solution. And of course, you are absolutely right — as one of my favorite “Saints” said ( St. Scar from Lion King 🙂 ) “Life’s not fair”. It’s up to us how we leave into either the unfairness of getting more than others or the unfairness of getting less. Good post, thank you. Jane

    • Shelly DS says

      Thanks for reading Jane! LOL St. Scar?! 😂 very creative title you’ve got there. I’m glad you agree with the post. It’s something we all have to keep working on constantly to get it right.

  2. Shahrin says

    Love this post✨ You are right “Jealousy didn’t a solution” nor is grass is always greener on the other side.

    It just reminded me of a quote “some days we just got to create our own sunshine” xx

  3. Delicate and brutal says

    I never knew there was a difference between jealousy and envy. Always heard and used them interchangeably so thank you for clarifying the difference. And your last point of remembering that life isn’t always fair is a great reminder to us all! Great post as always Shelly 😀

    • Shelly DS says

      Thanks Amy! I actually thought it was the other way around until I started writing the post and got into a debate with hubby about the meaning of the two words. You learn something new every day! LOL

  4. christcenteredruminations says

    Great discussion here Friend. I love your take on it. Every person on earth is here for a different reason. The problem begins when we start looking at others, and how far ahead they are in their own journey. We always need to remind ourselves that we are here for different reasons, and God has blessed us with different talent, abilities etc. When we feel jealous, it makes sense for us to take it to our maker in prayer and let him know how we are feeling. God hears us when we speak, and he understands our feelings, he does not judge us, and he would help us.

    God says in Jeremiah 29:11
    “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

    Psalm 32:8 says:
    “I will instruct you & teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you”

    If anyone interested wants more information on how to connect with God, I have a post on it here:


    You can check out the blog post above. If the information is too overwhelming for you, then you can start slow and work your way up gradually. If you want to stay updated and you want more posts from me, you can follow my blog. I post about God, faith and Christian Spirituality. If you ever need to talk, then send me a message on the “Contact” section of my page.

    May God’s grace be with you, Amen. 🙂

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