“Comparison is the kiss of death to gratitude.”
Just let that sink in.
If you spend your entire life comparing yourself to others, you’ll never gain a true appreciation for the uniqueness of who God created you to be. You’ll focus on what others have that you don’t and never be thankful for what you already have.
It seems like advertising and marketing are almost solely driven by creating envy and covetousness designed to get us to buy what we don’t need to impress others we don’t even know in a race where winning or losing is pointless and irrelevant. Whoever dies with the most toys still dies and doesn’t take any of them with them.
But when you give thanks, what you have becomes enough. God becomes enough. Anything else is gravy.