Water Your Side

by JJ


Often times, we as people tend to think that the grass is always greener on the other side.  We tend to think that maybe if we get that job transfer and move to a different department, you might have a better manager.  Maybe leaving the spouse that you have to go find a different person might lead you to a better relationship.  Just maybe, if you had been born with a silver spoon in your mouth with an infinite supply of money, life would be great. 

Listen, nobody has the perfect life.  That’s fact number one.  From the outside, seeing somebody with a ton and a half of money might seem like they have, “the life”, as some would put it.  In reality, that person might be screaming on the inside because they don’t know who their true friends are and who they can really trust.  Maybe they might have a gold digger for a significant other.  You never know.  


Fact number two is, leaving where you are at to go elsewhere is not always the answer.  I’ll admit, in some cases it does depending on the circumstances.  There are always unknown variables in the problem in which that is the only solution.  In most cases, though, finding the solution to the problem is better than skipping to the next problem and ignoring the last.  Make sense?  I’m sure you’ve heard the old saying, “the grass is always greener on the other side.”  I personally don’t believe that saying.  I think it’s a cop-out for avoiding a difficulty.  I much prefer the saying, “the grass is always greener where you water it.”  

That being said, here is fact number three.  If you want to have better, experience more, and overall have that perfect life; water your side of the grass.  Why hop the fence to the greener side only to find a vicious dog, a man holding a shotgun aimed at you, and unknown to your knowledge, dog crap under your shoe?  All you had to do in the beginning is water your side of the grass and make the changes yourself that were needed and wanted.  As I have mentioned in a different post, people want instant results in life.  I hate to break it to you, it doesn’t work that way.  So, if you want a better relationship with your significant other, you want your manager to be more respectful towards you, and want more fortune in your life all around…get out the watering hose and start watering the grass around you.  Life at times takes work.  Nothing comes easy.