I found this quote image and small note written last year. It got me thinking a bit tonight. I added to it a bit and wanted to share it here.
The Grass is Greener Where You Water It
Someone chose this a their own personal quote for an activity we were doing and I thought it was really cool.
I don’t think we should settle if we truly aren’t happy, and I do think, as we grow as people, changes to our external experience may be necessary to fit our growth sometimes, but I also think there’s a difference between settling for less than what we feel we deserve, want, or feel would be a better fit for us, and just never really being present enough to see and experience how good we may already have it (or could make it).
I feel like Our world of “hyper-connectivity” through social media, etc may even contribute by making potentially perceived options or differences (in various domains) seem like a better fit, more attractive, more happiness promoting, etc. than what we already may have right in front of us.
Someone reminded me of this cool statement yesterday and I loved it: The grass is not always greener on the other side but we can make our own greener by caring for and watering it (….I think I just really butchered that, but I’m sure you get the point, lol :))
I don’t think growth always means entirely new things all the time. Sometimes it can mean accepting, improving, building upon, and/or growing with what we already have.