The Grass is Greener …

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.

3 thoughts on “The Grass is Greener …

  1. How fortunate all of us are to have you remind us of all that we have…………
    This brought tears to my eyes………
    Thank you for sharing……….
    Love and Hugs,
    Aunt Kathy

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