I saw this Robert Fulghum quote on Earth Day last week:
The grass is not, in fact, always greener on the other side of the fence. No, not at all. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be.
I had two thoughts that surfaced after reading this. First – it’s a great message about taking care of where we are. And then about the saying and how it usually comes up, and that is…no matter how hard we try, it is human nature to…sometimes…in a weak moment, think…”they have it better than me.” If I really think that is true, I should ask myself…is it luck, or hard work, or natural talent, or commitment, or…what…what do I think makes their grass greener? In the end, maybe I can learn something that will help me “greener” my grass, too.