I tried to practice patience and kindness this week so that the people I'm around feel loved.
And this week I add the third quality, "it [love] does not envy."
I remember when Megan received her Jeep last year. I was so envious. I've never really had a car to call my own EVER and here she was getting her brand spankin' new dream car when her old car still got her from Point A to Point B. I was SO jealous. I wasn't as happy as I could have been for her because I let my envy get in the way of the celebration I should have been feeling for my friend. I later apologized to her, but the incident has always been a reminder to me that love doesn't envy the high moments in another's life for two reasons:
- I don't always know the lows that have brought them to this high
- I have my own highs that others might not get