“You May Think The Grass Is Greener On The Other Side - But If You Take The Time To Water Your Own Grass it Would Be Just As Green”
Isn’t that the truth?
So many of us, including myself, simply look around where we are and think “I wanna get the hell outta here!” and run to that other side as fast as we can. We tell ourselves that the grass is greener on the other side simply to keep ourselves positive when we’re unhappy. If you’re in this situation, I want you to pause and think - “Why is my side so deathly looking?”
Have you been watering your side? Giving it that rich love that everything, including ourselves, need to strive and thrive? If not, take responsibility. You’re going to have to at some point, so it might as well be now or else you will have no one to blame but yourself. If you won't take responsibility, just stop reading.
You’re still here? Good! So what’s so ugly about your side?
- + Job you don’t like?
- + Education you’re not happy with?
- + Friends that suck?
- + Family that gets on your nerves?
Whatever it is - Stop right now and water where you are. It may not change overnight, but I can tell you you’ll feel much better in the morning. Just go out on a limb and try something new or something you know is needed.
“Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.”
- Robert Louis Stevenson
You haven’t been watering your grass or planting new seeds, that is why you are where you currently are. You're reading this piece looking for advice! I’m not saying to LOVE where you are or LOATHE where you are. What I am indicating is that you need to make where you’re currently situated work for you, and begin planting the seeds to grow the life you would like.
Just as with any good lawn , the weeds won’t disappear in one treatment. Most of the time we’re thinking “I went through this whole freakin’ garden, where are all these weeds coming from?” As the season moves forward, and we continue to maintain, things begin to look pretty darn good as we look around. If you don’t do any maintenance, the weeds will eventually follow you to the other side.
So continue to make your life work for you, and make those pivotal decisions (even the small ones) that will lead to that happy and healthy lawn you are looking for.
- + Focus on the positive, not the negative (Running away from the negative doesn’t help. Increasing the positive does not leave much room for negativity)
- + Increase gratitude in your life. (You have to be thankful for something)
- + It’s not what you’re saying, it’s how you’re saying it (Even the meanest things should sound as sweet as a poem)
- + Have a vision of what your true goals are (What color green do you want that grass?)
- + Take responsibility (No one will fix the car if there’s no owner to bring it in)
What life maintenance have you been avoiding? Often the things that seem hardest really are for only a split second, or they aren't as hard as they seem.. We do them, then we move on.