Never Be Jealous Again
by Jane Powell
"Jealousy is an emotion we can live without."
When you are jealous of someone else,
your positive attitude suffers.
When tempted to compare yourself
to a someone who is more beautiful
or successful than most, you have a choice.
You can choose to admire her/his fine attributes
or let the green-eyed monster have its way.
If you choose jealousy, you will become negative,
learn to doubt yourself and cultivate
both fear and anger.
But, when you choose admiration, you nurture
an inner awe and wonder, which is too often
lost as children grow into adults.
Turn jealousy into admiration.
Stop comparing yourself
to those with wonderful qualities.
Replace negative feelings
with appreciation and admiration,
and appreciation of your own great qualities