Quote by Nicholas Sparks: “the grass isn’t always greener on the other sid...”
the grass isn't always greener on the other side
Don’t Get Burnt: Maybe the Grass isn’t Greener
If the grass looks greener on the other side, it is probably astroturf. If the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, you can bet the water bill is higher. The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence. The grass is greenest where it is watered. Start where you are.
I braced for a wide range of emotions—from sadness to guilt to relief to a longing to return. I prayed that God would show me whatever I needed to be shown. We were going to do fun things together, and I was excited about spending quality time with Tate. But we also came to say goodbye— goodbye to a physical place, and goodbye to the life we once lived. Illustration by Brad Vetter.
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Whatever the case, this mindset will only ever hinder happiness. Life can become a series of habits and plans, clocking in and clocking out, always wondering where the time goes. Thoughts can easily wander to the exciting experiences and adventures waiting to be embraced. That's okay, but you must realize that you are not locked up in a cell, peering out at an unattainable ideal. The term "reality" does not need to induce frustration.
The grass is not, in fact, always greener on the other side of the fence. No, not at all. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be. If the grass looks greener on the other side, it is probably astroturf.