In Love with the Life
You Don’t Have
By Greg Morse
The secret to happiness, some have wisely said, is to want what you already have.
How many of us can truly say with C. S. Lewis’s character in Shadowlands, “You know, I don’t want to be somewhere else anymore. I’m not waiting for anything new to happen ... not looking around the next corner and over the next hill. I’m here now. That’s enough.”
Instead, unhappiness finds us wanting a life we don’t have. If this, this, and this happens, then I’ll be content. The easiest loves are the ones we don’t have. Our neighbor’s grass grows greener as we keep staring at it. If our desires could remain on our own property, we would be happier. We would better love the life we have.
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