The proverbial green grass on the other side of the fence is green for a reason – someone’s watering it. The truth is, the grass may not even be green because the grass’ owner personally takes care of it – he may recruit a third-party vendor to stop-in and take care of his grass. All to say, that looks are deceiving. I mean, crab grass is green too right? I was thinking of how many people look at my life and I at the lives of others, thinking that somehow I – or they – have it better. The truth is we don’t know the mechanics of anyone’s existence. As multiple studies have proven, material wealth doesn’t guarantee happiness. We’ve all seen the poverty-stricken family that appear happy as larks, while wealthy members of society that can’t even bring themselves to smile. I’m taking a page from the book of life that rewards LIVING life in a way that makes me feel fulfilled and minimizes my chances at regrets. I’m appreciating what I’ve earned. My health, my family, my relationship, my job, etc. are not promised. I make my grass greener by insuring it is watered. I will do the things that make me happy; I will spend time with people who enrich my soul; I will take advantage of things that pleasure my body and I will challenge my mind to remain open to new ideas. Appearances are deceiving and wouldn’t it be devastating to find out that after all your envy, your neighbor reveals he actually has Astroturf?
Tell of one time that you believed you were looking at your neighbors healthy, beautifully growing grass only to find out their grass was artificial.
Keep passin’ the open windows…