If only I was smarter… taller … more successful… more like her or her.
If only I had more money… better job… bigger house… newer car… more time…
If only this or that happened, life would be so much better.
Truth is, thinking about “if onlys” can take up way too much of our time and energy. I too have fallen for this, believing life would be so much BETTER and EASIER if only this and that happened.
Sure, once in a while “if only” does happen, but does it really fix everything or does it place even more doubts in our heads?
Stop wishing for everything to go right … for everything to be easier and better.
It takes a lot of strength and patience to embrace what you have without wishing for more or better. You are where you are for a reason, a mixture of your choices, the choices of those around you, and God’s desire to have you where you are right now.
Instead of saying if only… be grateful for what you have and use where you are and who you are to do the best you can. ALWAYS.