It's spring time again. The birds are chirping, everything smells fresh, and it is obvious from watching the various animals flirting outside the back window that love is in the air. Looking over my yard, my heart sinks a bit. It looks like a mess, half-rotten leaves everywhere, weeds popping up left and right, and huge patches of brown spots all over. I head to the store, pick up some weed killer and fertilizer, sharpen my mower blades, and get to work.
Did you ever wonder why the grass looks greener on the other side? Is it really greener or does it just appear greener?
Whether we are talking about relationships or we are talking about actual grass, the answer is yes! It may actually be greener on the other side!
Does that mean you should move?
If your relationship or grass is looking a little less green than you would like it to be, then that means you have some work to do!
Do we sell our house and buy the neighbor's house because the grass is a bit greener? Unless your neighbor sticks around, how do you think that grass is going to look in five years unless you change your own habits?
Why do we think relationships are any different? If your grass or relationship is looking a bit dead or overgrown with weeds, it's time to roll up your sleeves and get to work.
It is critical to not compare your behind the scenes blooper reel with your neighbor's highlight reel that they post on Facebook as you'll never live up to that fantasy, but you also shouldn't feel like your relationship stinks. If it does, you have some work to do. While it is true that in some extreme situations it is best to till everything up and start over, in most cases a bit of hard work pulling weeds and fertilizing your yard or relationship will get things looking like new again. The grass may be greener on the other side, but a little water and TLC will usually go a long way to making your own grass green again.
Looking for a few more ideas on how to freshen things up? Check out this article: I've fallen out of love with my spouse, how do I find that love and friendship again?
Is the grass really greener on the other side? Maybe... Reviewed by Don Smith on 6:25:00 PM Rating: