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Tiny Wisdom: On Envy

“You can’t be envious and happy at the same time.” ~Frank Tyger

When you’re fixated on everything someone else has that you lack, it’s near impossible to notice and appreciate everything that’s working in your favor. There’s always something, even if you’re not where you’d like to be professionally, romantically, socially, or personally.

You’ll get there–that doesn’t change that now is a perfect time to be happy.

Envy is a disease of resentful dissatisfaction. Gratitude is not only the antidote–it’s also a choice to accept and enjoy your world as it is.

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Lori Deschene is the founder of Tiny Buddha and Recreate Your Life Story, an online course that helps you let go of the past and live a life you love. To strengthen your relationships, get her new book, Tiny Buddha's 365 Tiny Love Challenges. For inspiring posts and wisdom quotes, follow Tiny Buddha on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram..

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  • Brittany

    I really needed this quote today. Thanks for posting this, it gives me a new perspective!

  • Suzshannon

    I loved today’s post…but do you mean that gratitude is the “antidote” not “anecdote”?

  • Great wisdom Lori. Envy is a strong form of desire for what we haven’t yet earned. It can be very dangerous and destructive.

  • I did–thank you so much for pointing out my error!