It seems not easy to learn to cherish what you currently have. Maybe the grass on the other side is always greener. My classmates’ stationery was somehow better than my own when I was still in school. Knowing that a friend would move to another country, I always felt envious. Of course, partly because I had heard that no homework at there in school. Not sure if it is in the same logic, parents often compare their kids with others. My mother was no exception: “The one in your class had now graduated from medical school (The next sentence hurts me more).” God loves everyone and gives us the “most suitable” things, but these “most suitable” things are different from person to person, for we are all different. Though the Israelites were the Lord’s chosen people, they gave up their close relationship with the Lord when they saw the governance of other countries. “We still want a king,” the people of Israel said. “We want to be like the nations around us.” – 1 Samuel 8:19, 20″. A comparison may help us grow but comparing what we have with others sometimes may make us miss the good things that the Lord has given us.