I’ve been wanting to write about this for a while. It’s been on my mind for a few months now, and something I’ve been working on improving.
It’s about negativity. Comparison. The human tendency to believe that the grass is greener on the other side of the fence.
There’s a quote that I’ve been keeping in the back of my mind since I first came across it:
“The grass is greener where you water it.”
You see, I was finding myself being negative way too often. Nothing major – just little things. It mostly became apparent in my conversations with my mom and my best friends, since I tell them everything. I love that I can vent to them, but I started to feel like such a gray cloud!
Even if I never said these things out loud, in the back of my mind I wondered whether I would be happier if …
… I shared my apartment with my boyfriend instead of my brother.
… I moved to Texas/California/New York/back home/xyz city, etc.
… I had a cooler job.
… I could afford expensive, trendy clothes.
… I was engaged.
… I pursued a different career.
… I weighed 5 lbs. less.
… I partied more.
… I made more money.
… I could run 1 more mile, lift 10 lbs. heavier, or hold that yoga pose longer.
And so on. I know it’s normal for us to wonder these things. But I don’t want to let it stop me from enjoying the things I do have.
I’m incredibly fortunate in so many ways. That’s why I’m making a conscious effort to count my blessings more than my problems (oh haayy, another Pinterest quote).
So – my new mantra is “the grass is greener where you water it.” To me, this means stop looking at your neighbors’ grass! Only worry about your own. You might notice just how green it really is. ❤
- No questions, but I’d love to hear your thoughts! =) Thanks for letting me get preachy~