Good Morning Joes and Janes;
It is a bright and sunny day finally here in the Bitterroot Valley. For some reason I had a really bad night with a headache that just kept waking me up and now I am barely functioning. As I read up on comments to 5 G’s from followers I got to the one from Life of a Female Bible Warrior. I really enjoy her posts and have decided to share her post from yesterday with you. Called Bigger Bone Syndrome, I think it strikes home for most people in the world but especially Americans raised in a consumer society. As for me, I will admit that I can fall into the envy trap easily at some point every day. Boy, I wish I had more time to sit and write like….. oops…there I go again. Well enjoy the article and I will catch up to you tomorrow.
I like to reward my dogs with a variety of chewy treats, so I guess some might say that they are a little spoiled. At the cost of these canine delicacies, my animals are certainly being cared for with love. What I’ve noticed when I hand out the treats, though, is that each dog is initially oh-so-grateful and appreciative, but this doesn’t last too long.
Most of them will begin chewing vigorously, holding the bone, chew stick, or rawhide, between their paws eagerly. This usually lasts all of about three minutes and then pairs of little eyes begin angling about, looking slyly to the right and left to see who has what in his or her mouth. Before you know it, it’s like musical bones!
Treats formerly cherished are now abandoned in hopes that one’s next door neighbor will drop theirs, and they do, because they are doing the very same thing! That neighbor’s treat is then scooped up and carted off to a private corner where it can now be enjoyed in quiet bliss…that is, until this strange scenario happens all over again after about fifteen minutes or so.
As I watched this phenomenon take place, I began to correlate thiswith human behavior, noting that we do the very same thing in our lives! How many of us actually appreciate what we’ve got? How many times have we eyed another person’s wife, husband, family, car, home, children, clothes, body, job, wallet, looks, personality, or whatever, with great envy
and desire? How often have we silently wondered how what we have stacks up to or compares with what others have? How often do we lust after what someone else has instead of being content and really happy with our own?
- Bigger Bone Syndrome (lifeofafemalebiblewarrior.wordpress.com)
- Have Sympathy for the Rich Man (5gsandacupofjoe.net)