Are you being mindful and gracious or do you only zoom in on the THINGS that you don't have. Believe me we all have moments of envy we would not be human if we didn't, BUT if that is all we think about then we are negating ourselves! Step up into your own life and be present in your own body and take stock of what you currently are blessed with.
When I spent many years with pain from a back injury I went many times into depression because I could not walk/sit without pain and it took me a long time to stop myself from only seeing myself as the woman who could not do this or that because I was that woman with back problems. I changed my mindset and thankfully had successful surgery that took away the pain physically, but I learnt that the attitude I carried for years was the real disability that I had. I have learnt to be mindful of my thoughts and what I am projecting because they have a power that most do not connect to or realise. So PLEASE be MINDFUL of what you are both thinking and saying on a constant bases.
I find that if I drift into my inner story I always find myself either wanting to be the victim or the hero and that neither story line is my truth. Trying to be mindful and non judgemental about my now is not easy but I am determined to live life as close to who I know I am as possible. So for me that is acknowledging both my strengths and my faults and not beating up on myself for perceived lacks. Walking daily with simple appreciation gives me clarity and allows me to enjoy the simple pleasures that are freely given to me, the beauty of my environment, the friendly smile from a stranger or the joyful exuberance of my dogs at play or greeting me at the door, the smiles and hugs from my grandchildren and the love from my husband. family and friends; in the end these really are the important events that sprinkle my life with meaning.
Today I walk with the grace and favor of God/ess at my side and open my mind and heart to seeing
the simple and complex joys available for me.