When The Grass Stops Looking Green Beneath Your Feet


I’ve taken a hiatus from writing. I’ve come to understand there is a time to speak as well as a time to listen. Yesterday I returned home from a trip to California. Before I left I was feeling beat down and in dire need of an escape. Sometimes responsibility piles up and before I know it, I am drowning in myself. What I learned is the answer is not somewhere on a plane. The solution is not skipping town or running away. Sometimes we simply need some time away from a place to really appreciate its value. I cannot even begin to express how much I appreciate being back home. It is quiet here. Except for an occasional red light, there is not an endless line of traffic. My bed is just right and I had to drag myself out of it at ten o’clock today. I have peace here, peace of mind and a sense of calm I won’t find anyplace else. Home is the best escape I have ever known and today I am extremely grateful to be right here in the middle of it. We fool ourselves into believing the grass is greener everywhere else. Sometimes we just lose sight of the grass beneath our feet because we stop looking down. Don’t forget to appreciate what you already have. The grass may look greener on the other side but this is your reminder that looks can be very deceiving. 


6 thoughts on “When The Grass Stops Looking Green Beneath Your Feet

  1. Unless you live somewhere that perpetually has yellow grass when people fail to properly care for it. πŸ˜€ Or, what about places that have no grass? Can’t they say the grass is greener than their sand and rocks? hehe

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  2. Just Plain Ol' Vic

    I think I am trying to really tell myself exactly this. As frustrated as I am with my personal relationship with my wife, I remind myself it could be much lonelier and perhaps not the “freedom” I need.

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    • Yes we always want what we don’t have until the threat becomes real and then we are ready to fight for what we convinced ourselves we thought we didn’t want anymore. Sorry to hear you are struggling with all of this. Relationships are always tough 😦

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  3. Aptly said. We should look forward to what we have rather than lamenting on what others have. A beautiful quote by Louis CK sums it all – β€œThe only time you look in your neighbor’s bowl is to make sure that they have enough. You don’t look in your neighbor’s bowl to see if you have as much as them.”

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