"I'm so happy for you," ... but what about me?

Why others' blessings are good news for you, too

"I'm So Happy for you." Have you ever said that to someone but not really meant it? Perhaps you were thinking, "Why does she get all the breaks? What about me?" Or "There he goes boasting again." If you've ever had those kinds of thoughts, rest assured; you're not alone. There is a way, however, not only to avoid feeling left out or envious or resentful in response to others' good, but to share their happiness.

In order to feel happy about others' good fortune, it's vital to recognize that all good comes from God and that this good is available to anyone and everyone. Therefore, another's good news is your good news as well. It's something of an invitation to celebrate the evidence of God's outpouring of blessings.

Conflict resolution
June 1, 1998

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