When a Friend Succeeds


Sarah could have been envious. She could have pouted. Many would be upset.

Alex, her friend, landed his dream job. She was still feeling stuck in her job.

He would move on. She would remain.

Sarah chose not to harbor jealousy. She chose a different emotion and a different response.

She organized a surprise party for Alex. Sarah and his friends raised their glasses in a toast to his success.

Sarah genuinely was happy for Alex, her friend. She cheered for him.

For Sarah, Alex’s triumph was her own. For Sarah, genuine friendship meant sharing joys, celebrating, not pouting. Good for Sarah.


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