The grass is always greener on the other side. Or is it? So many people spend their lives believing if something were different they would be happier. If I had a — spouse, child, different job, different appearance, etc –, I would be happy. But would you?
As we enter into our sixth month of the wait, I sit her contemplating happiness. I want to make sure I (and Darin) am (is) happy with life now. Our happiness cannot depend on us having a child. That is too much responsibility for a child. We need to be happy individually and together in order to be the best parents for our future children.
So as we approach Thanksgiving, I take inventory of my life and realize how fortunate and truly happy I am with the life I live. I am married to the love of my life and my best friend. I have a father and daughter who are always with me and watch over me and my family. I have a loving and supportive family who is always there for each other. I have friends who have stuck with me through thick and thin. I have a job that allows me to work when and where I want. I have a body that, while far from perfect, serves me well and is healthy. I live in a place where food, water, and electricity are taken for granted and the biggest problem we face is waiting in traffic to get to the new outlet mall. I have a faith that guides me in my darkest hour. I have traveled the world and been introduced to many inspiring cultures. I am blessed!
Rather than buying into “the grass is greener on the other side,” I choose to subscribe to the belief that “the grass is greener where you water it.” I choose to water my grass by being thankful and mindful of all of the blessing in my life. I challenge you to do the same.