The Grass Is Greener Where You Water It…
Often times people like to judge a situation before they even know the history or the backstory. Yes, most of the time there is a story behind certain situations.
Our current position in life often contributes to the angle from which you see it. The grass a lot of the times looks much greener, the only flower peaking through is the picture of perfection and the sky is a little bit brighter.
Would you believe me if I told you that the perfectly green and manicured lawn was recently installed, or that the one flower peaking through for all to see is actually a weed waiting to be pulled or that a storm had just passed before the sky turned blue?
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” -Proverb
What we see versus what is actual reality is dependent on your life. Like the image of the grass or the flower or the sky, you may see beauty while I see a weed. We have to be careful not to judge a thing before we see the full picture.
You could be chasing an illusion and not know it, all because what you saw and what was truth were not equal. Everything that glitters isn’t always gold and everything that happens is not always told.
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” -Oprah Winfrey
You don’t want to loose what little you already have chasing after something that “appeared to be”. Hard work does eventually pay off. You may not see it right away but keep going. You’d be surprised how much growth you’d see when you water your own grass!
Hope this helps somebody!
*Originally written November 10, 2015 and edited for Medium.