I've loved checking out the other ladies wishes and providing advice where I can.
(As an aside, I just saw this blogger map here at Latte Love that might help Cup 'a Hot Chocolate work on her blogger meet up project! If you know of bloggers in Florida hook 'em up with Cup 'a, ok?) (Also, I signed up on the blogger map).
OK, on to my wish. Nearly every night before we fall asleep, Inspector Climate and I talk about well everything and anything while we cuddle. It's my favourite part of the day. Last night, we were talking about how there seems to be a prevailing trait in people that instead of being happy for others when something happens to them they just ask "why not me?" instead (I'm guilty of it too! But I like to think I, and actively try to, save the woe for my blog and NOT the person's face).
But it goes beyond expressing jealousy (and trust, when I say that I think being envious of someone isn't a total bad thing, but it needs to be well balanced with being happy for them too!) instead of joy to seemingly judging people for how they spend their time or money. "How do you have time to go to yoga 5 times a week? I just don't have the time for that" they say accusingly. "How do you have the time to read so many books?"
"How do you afford to travel?"
"How do you ____ to _____?"
So, for today, I wish that we take a look at some of the choices we make and ask ourselves if that's how we really enjoy spending our money and our time. If we find ourselves asking these how do they do that type questions, perhaps it's time to take a look at what we could do make that happen for ourselves.
My two jealous hotspots are travel and when people get new jobs. I've taken to this thought process regarding the latter: "Yay! Judy got a new job. That's so great for her. She's been looking for one for so long. This one sounds awesome and is just what she wanted. I've been unemployed forever. I hope that happens for me someday. What did Judy do that I'm not doing? She volunteered more? She has better connections? etc"
What are some choices that you make that if you made a slightly different choice you'd be spending your time or money more how you wish you did? (Uh, does that make any sense at all?).