Reframing ENVY and Why Feeling It Can Be Awesome

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Ever felt green-eyed with envy?

Yeah, me too.  

(Welcome to the human experience!)

I recently felt something uncomfortable when witnessing things that some of my friends have that I don't.  I was unsure of whether to call it jealously or envy.  

Upon looking up the definitions, I came across this great description on the Psychology Today website.  It says:  ".....envy is a two-person situation whereas jealousy is a three-person situation. Envy is a reaction to lacking something. Jealousy is a reaction to the threat of losing something (usually someone)".

I realized that what I was feeling was purely envy.  And I actually came to enjoy it.  

Check out the short video below to learn 2 powerful gifts that envy has to give.