“I knew Sarah would win.  She’s always lucky!  I never win anything!”

Grandma watered her plants, seemingly oblivious to what I’d said.

“Green is such a beautiful colour and so restful on the eye,” she mused. “And, of course, it symbolises nature.”

Grandma was in a world of her own again.

“I’ve never understood why it’s associated with envy,” she continued.  ” ‘Green with envy’ makes no sense.  Envy is to feel discontented or resentful.  Longing for someone else’s possessions… or luck.”

She smiled.  “Don’t let envy consume you, my love.  Be thankful for what you have.”

Grandma is so wise.

5 1 vote
Post Rating
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
1 year ago

It’s a pity this isn’t a feeling felt by everyone in the world. Things might be a bit more peaceful then. Nicely written.

Christer Norrlof
Christer Norrlof(@christer-norrlof)
1 year ago

Grandma wasn’t as out of it as it seemed after all! I love the way you made her sneak in her wisdom, Linda, without criticizing or putting down her jealous granddaughter. I’m sure the girl could learn from this and grow much more from Grandma’s words than from any other attitude. Great writing!

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
1 year ago

Hello, Linda. This is wonderful. And I really liked what Grandma said, “Don’t let envy consume you, my love. Be thankful for what you have.” I love it. Nicely done.

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
Reply to  Linda Rock
1 year ago

You’re welcome, Linda.

Margarida Brei
Margarida Brei(@margarida-brei)
1 year ago

Grandma speaks wise words indeed!

Marianna Pieterse
Marianna Pieterse(@marianna-pieterse)
1 year ago

The grandma is wise indeed, probably knowing that if her words of wisdom came across as a lecture, the grandchild would pay no heed. Your protagonist learned a very valuable lesson. Well done.

Allan Neil
Allan Neil(@allan-neil)
1 year ago

Short sweet and succinct. A message with the point of an arrow. Very well done, Linda

Recent Comments

Selected Authors may submit comments (5 Credits)x
Scroll to Top

Sharing a Post

Why do my friends need to SignIn to read the post I shared?

Actually, this is a voting security feature. During public voting, only club members can read posts submitted for that contest. Since anyone reading the story is able to vote (click the Like button), we reserve these capabilities to members who SignIn. Before we implemented this security feature, people were voting multiple times and making the public voting process unfair and out of balance. To fix this, our staff finally decided to allow only members who SignIn to read the stories. Membership is free and easy, and ensures our club is safe, secure, and family-friendly!