October 14, 2007

Dennis Prager Happiness Hour

I 've had my RIO mp3 player for almost 3 yrs and I use it just about everyday. It's a great way for me to keep up with my favorite talk shows.

Dennis Prager (DP) has a Happiness Hour which is his 2nd hour every Friday. If you're able to listen live it would be at 1 pm EST.

This week DP talked about the Destructive Nature of Envy. You cannot be happy if you envy people. Envy is one of our most human of frailities. But we must fight it. He equates envy to the "missing tile" syndrome. Which is like having a thousand tiles on the ceiling and one is missing, we tend to focus on that missing tile. Failing to see that the other 999 tiles are doing exactly what they are supposed to be doing and are what we wanted.

There is always something someone has that we don't. But we forget that we also have things that others will envy us for.

A lady, Juanita called up and said that when she was younger she was often jealous and envious of others. Girls that had nicer clothes, pretty barrettes, etc. Then in her 20's she realized that the pain of feeling envy was much worse than not having that material "something" that she wanted. So, she made a conscious effort to stop being envious. It just wasn't worth it.

I love Dennis Pragers' wisdom and insight. I get a real kick out of him. I don't agree with everything he has to say, but 95% of what he does say is just right on with me.

You can download his shows from the following website: http://www.patriotunderground.com/


Mandy said...

Yes, best to be thankful for the blessings we do have and who God made us then to focus so hard on trying to become someone else. It's true that the feeling of envy wears heavy. I've carried it enough on my shoulders to know. But it seems to creep in so subtly that I don't even realize it is happening. I think the more I "call it out" though, the less it can sneak up on me.

Eden said...

That's so true, because once we shed light on it, then we can understand our behaviour and thoughts much more! There's so much talent out there, that's for sure. But God isn't done with me yet, too!

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