Green grass

I have 981 friends on Facebook. With the exception of a dozen or so (Justin Timberlake, Ali Vincent, Kristen Steede, etc.), I have kept my friends “real,” meaning, a person I went to school with or a person I met and interacted with at some point in my life.

Admittedly, I block about 900 of them from my news feed, allowing me to focus on specific updates from family and friends; and anyone who posts photos of puppies.

I recently came across a post that made me stop and think for a minute, until a new puppy photo was posted. We’ve all heard the suggestion that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. I interpreted that as a warning not to jump into a new situation just because my current situation isn’t exactly how I want it.

The Facebook post that got my attention said, “The grass isn’t always greener on the other side. It’s greener where you water it.”

I’ve heard, Every cloud has a silver lining, but I grew up in the Ohio Valley and hated gray skies. Deep down I know that if life hands you lemons, make lemonade, I just had a tendency to see how hard I could throw those lemons back. For whatever reason, watering the grass in order for it to be green makes sense to me. It is up to me to find ways to make a shit situation better. It may not be raining but I have the power to find a spigot and water the grass. So do you.

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