The grass is greener where you water it!
December 20, 2012, 3:06 am
Filed under: Behavior, Mind, Motivation, Spirit, Uncategorized, Writing

I’m sitting here on the sofa in one of those end-of-the-day moments thinking about the newness that unfolded today. New job location. First time volunteering for over-time in a different building. Meeting new co-workers. Considering a new position within the company. Meeting new clients. Seeing new behaviors. If you really stop and think (as a practice, I highly suggest it) at the end of the day you can really make a whole list of newness. With bullet points, even!

(Mental Health tip: Write a Gratitude list/New stuff list first thing in the morning or the last thing you do at night to remind yourself of reality and all your blessings or fresh bits! Or research and explore other avenues of therapeutic writing.)

But mostly, right now, I’m thinking about all the wasted energy that goes into envy, jealousy, comparison and hate. It’s like drinking poison and expecting the other person to croak. It doesn’t work that way. There’s nothing new or fresh about wanting someone else’s life or situation.

It’s human nature to have the feeling. It’s natural. Bu it doesn’t need to be nurtured.



1. of recent origin, production, purchase, etc.; 
having but lately come or been brought into being.

It’s not good for your mental health to want someone else’s life. It’s just not. We can be inspired. We can aspire… but you’ll always be you.

Whatever you are, be a good one. – Abraham Lincoln

Ah, honest Abe himself.

Spread your fertilizer.

Water your grass.

Pull your weeds or plant more seeds.

But do not peek over the fence so much if your first inclination is envy.

“The grass is greener where you water it. And if you’ve been through a lot of crap – just consider it fertilizer.” – Me

(Yeah, I said it… and yeah, I just attributed myself.)


“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a little better; whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is the meaning of success.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


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