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Let’s say that while you’re watching your favorite show with somebody, when one of the characters makes a remark, another character responds to the remark with a strange gesture—perhaps an unpleasant face, an eye roll, or a raised eyebrow. When that character makes the curious gesture, you ask the person you’re watching the show with, “Hey, did you see that? Did you see what Effie did when Tariq said that? Did you see that face she made? . . . I don’t know if I trust Effie.”

When you express your distrust of Effie, the person watching the show with you says, “What are you talking about? I didn’t see anything. What did Effie do? I missed it.”

Similarly, when you compare your life to somebody else’s life, you’re more likely to miss the blessings that are right in front of you. Don’t miss how God has blessed you because you’re so focused on how God has blessed somebody else.