Isn’t it amazing how much greener the grass always looks in someone else’s yard? I mean, maybe it’s the fertilizer they use? . I’m really not sure. I just know that everything usually looks pretty appealing on the other side. But if you bend down, and really get in there, that’s when the imperfections really stand out. And that’s when you recognize that the grass isn’t always greener. It just looks that way from a distance. Get close enough, and you realize that everybody’s got something just like you.
See, I think that very few people actually remember that everyone out there is dealing with some kind of something. I think most people are just too hyper-focused on their own little world and their own issues to remember that everyone’s actually dealing with the same things. Ironic, though, because these same people who walk around immersed in their own problems are also the ones who spend too much time and energy wishing they had everyone else’s life. Funny thing is, regardless of how charmed someone else’s life may look from the outside, the grass is almost never greener when you jump the fence and land on the other side.
Of course, it’s natural to occasionally lust after a life that’s idealistic and to occasionally dream of escaping elsewhere. Often, while we’re busy envying the lives of others, our green-eyed monster paints a picture of something better that we’re dying to seize. Whatever the case, this mindset will only ever hinder happiness. There’s another quote that says, “The grass is greener where you water it.” To remember this is to find contentment.
When we’re stuck in an unfulfilled rut, and life isn’t going as planned, sometimes a little voice starts telling you that it’ll unquestionably be better elsewhere. If you’re going to go after your dream life, make sure you’re not just running away from having to cope with something else. Remember that your guaranteed travel partner is always you. If you’re not happy in your skin or your mind, even the lushest pastures will not bring you happiness. Create an internal satisfaction that works for you.
Sit with yourself, and ask your heart, “What do I really, really, really want for my life?” Once you figure it out, create a plan and begin taking the first step.
How often do you stop and think of how lucky you actually are? The constant desire for more prevents us from being truly content with what we already have. The truth is that contentment gets a bad rap in our world today. A lot of people think of it as laziness or apathy. But that’s not contentment. Our world is addicted to a “Bigger is better” and “What’s next?” mentality. So the idea of just slowing down and enjoying what you have right in front of you before moving on to the next thing is foreign to some people. Be grateful for where you are in your life right now. Maybe there’s nothing actually wrong with your grass; you just aren’t looking at it with grateful eyes. Nourish what you have within your grasp now.
When you are grounded in your life’s purpose it becomes your guiding light in all the choices you make. Every decision, action, and thought takes you closer to your deepest desire. You can say no to anything on the “other side” that’s not in alignment with your truth.The grass isn’t greener on the other side of the fence. It only appears that way. The grass is greener, wherever you water. Choose your watering spot well,my sweet friends, choose it well.