It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Chapter 7. Page 30, Book 20



The grass is greener where you water it.

Author Unknown

July 30th - the grass isn’t always greener on the other side of fence.


The grass is always greener…wherever you water and mow.  No matter how big or small, take care of the things you currently have.  See to it that your marriage, your children, your job and the blessings you have been entrusted with get plenty of water and sunshine.  Pull the inevitable weeds that pop up, Keep that lawn of life manicured and trimmed; don’t forget the edging.  Add seeds of growth where you find deficiencies, nurture the flowers that bloom and rejoice in the sight of the healthy beauty that lies within you very own fence line.

John Versey

If we take care of things and nuture them, they are always going to be better than without it.

Just like watering the grass during a dry spell is going to make it greener.  We always tend to think others have it better than we do, but that’s not true.  When we take care of what we have it’s usually better than what they have.

We need to cultivate our relationships if we want them to flourish.  Give them a good watering and they will thrive.

We need to be the best we can with what we’ve got and make the best possible life we can.

The best way to avoid the green grass syndrome is to make sure you water your own grass. 

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

Theodore Roosevelt


7 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

The grass is always greener right where you water it.

betty said...

I like that thought to water our own grass. I think as we get older the grass where we are at looks so much better than anyone else's grass. I think that's called contentment.

betty

Martha@SeasideSimplicity said...

Beautiful comparison and so true! Have a beautiful day :)

Mevely317 said...

Thankfully, all the rain we've been getting is making everything bright and emerald-y. :) And I'm particularly thankful that Tom doesn't mind crawling aboard the mower. Be accountable!

This post reminds me of a meme I spotted out on Facebook. Made me smile -- and I hope you do, too! "Don't forget to drink water and get some sunlight. You're basically a house plant with more complicated emotions."

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Yes, that feeling that so many people, have It All. And it's so silly. Because we all know, that no people, have It All.

But we look at pretty (staged) photos they blog, of put on Instagram, and think, everything in their life, is like the pretty (staged) photos. Silly us.

Wise to point this Truth out. Thank you.

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jack69 said...

I do like the comparison of nature to our lives. Yes we need to nurture both, that is for danged sure. Some of us have let down at times and paid the price. reminders are always in order for nurturing.
Love from here.

TARYTERRE said...

i agree with you. we have to cultivate our relationships or they will wither and die.