I've spent nearly my entire life observing people. And this one thing I've learned: you can't have it all. Nobody does. Someone with wealth might have poor health or kids who hate them. Someone with a loving, happy marriage may be childless or penniless. That woman you envy with the perfect body, the perfect hair and beautiful home? She may be desolate in her loneliness. Who knows? Or her heart may be breaking because her childhood dreams have been shattered.
No one can see behind the closed doors of other people's lives. Why burden oneself with envy, ingratitude, or the unhappiness that comes with broken dreams and heartaches? Instead, my desire is to be thankful every moment for the privilege of life in all its pain and all its glory. And that's enough for me.