I am not a jealous person. From time to time I might think "I wish I had ________ too." But I don't dwell on it or fixate on it or struggle with jealousy. I never really have. I'm happy with what I have.
Which leads me to this Slice...
My husband was the best man in a wedding a few months back. The matron of honor was the bride's sister. At the reception one of our college students from church asks me:
College Student: Were you jealous when Jay walked down the aisle with that other girl?
Me (without thinking who I was talking too... I do that a lot. I run my hand down my side): No! I know what I got going on here.
College Student (turns 50 shares of red... then I remember who I'm talking too): Oh... that's, um, that's good.
Another college student sitting at the table knows me better and handles me better dies laughing.
College student's girlfriends: Well, that's a good attitude to have!
Me (thinking "oh you stupid 20 year old. Cute! But so dumb.): Life is to short for jealousy and insecurities.
And this is also when I remember I'm 40 years old. I also remember the promise I made to myself to not make 20 year olds feel dumb because I hated when people older than me made me feel dumb at 20. I mean I was an adult at 20 for crying out loud! But now, at 40, I realize I was so dumb at 20. So very cute! But so dumb.
I'm sure at 60 I'll think "I was so dumb at 40!" Ha! Such is life I guess.