"When the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, it may be that they take better care of it there." ~Cecil Selig
The grass is always greener ...
Come on, finish the sentence with me: on the other side.
Is it? Really?
Or are we just spending too much time hanging over that fence looking at what "they" have and then thinking about how we don't have it.
Maybe we need to turn around and take a better look--a more grateful look--at what's on our side of the fence.
Sure, our lives aren't perfect.
Guess what? Those folks on the other side of the fence with all that green grass? Their lives aren't either. We don't know that because we aren't living their lives.
And we never will.
You and I have one life to live--ours. With all it's imperfections. And all the good things too.
Want some greener grass on our side of the fence? That's our responsibility.
In Your Words: I used to get tripped up by wanting what other people had. The house. The car. The clothes. The "greener grass syndrome" leads to nothing but discontent. What about you? How's your grass looking?
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Labels: Beth K. Vogt, In Others' Words, perspective, quotes