We all know that the grass always looks greener on the other side, until it’s time to wet the lawn. Then you stand in the grass you have been admiring, and you realize that you are allergic to it! What about the fact that different grass requires different levels of maintenance to stay green.
I was recently admiring some grass,( no joke) and I said to my husband, “ I like that grass for our yard.” He looked at me and quickly shook his head as if to say, “No way.” Then he explained to me what a nightmare it is to maintain that particular grass with our hectic schedule. At that point, it struck me that life is really like that, the grass always seems greener on the other side.
It’s human nature. We always want what we don’t have or what appears to be better. Many people are currently envying others for their grass, as we speak, and they have no idea how much water and fertilizer goes into maintaining their grass. Their grass may not suit your lifestyle.
I have come to realize that it’s not about whose grass is better, but who looks happier when they are cutting their lawn. When I was around seven or eight years old, I knew the life I was willing to work hard for. I have been through all types of hills and valleys and I have kissed a few frogs before I found “my yardman “ (which by the way is another name for a Jamaican man😂). Through it all, I never wanted someone else’s life. I wanted my own and I knew what grass worked for me.
I have always said we don’t see “the climb”, we always see when someone gets to the top of the mountain and they are cutting their grass. The people who are climbing have no time to watch anybody else’s lawn, because they are too busy climbing. The people who are standing by wishing they had that lawn, are not climbing because they are too busy watching and wanting another man’s grass.
The moral of the story is simple. You can have the best grass on your street, if you are prepared to mind your own business and keep watering it. We can all live our dreams. However, it comes down to how much time we are willing to spend watering our grass.