Water the Grass

By May 1, 2012joy

by Natalie Lynn Borton


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I have a confession for you: I’m a “grass is always greener” person. I really wish that wasn’t the case, but the perfectionist in me is always seeking out what could be better and make me feel happier. I always want to do my best, and make life as ideal as possible, and as I result I can often feel disappointed or inadequate.

As soon as I saw this print, I was reminded of the error of my ways. Where I tend to look outside of my circumstances to have “greener grass,” so to speak, what I really need to do is water the grass. What does that look like, you ask? I think it means practicing gratitude all day every day, choosing not to compare what I have or am to what others have or are, and cultivating strong relationships in the here and now.

Are you a “grass is always greener” person, too? How do you pursue contentment in what you have and/or who you are?

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