Green Grass

It’s easy to say you’re over it.

It’s easy to want something different. It’s easy to say you’re bored, that you dislike it, that you made a mistake.

It’s easy to look across the fence and see a greener yard.

It’s easy to complain, to wish you were somewhere else.

It isn’t fun though.

And it is a waste of time.

A waste of time you could spend focusing on what matters in your life. Time you could spend pouring yourself into your passions. Time you could spend being grateful for what is right in front of you.

Time you could spend pouring every last ounce of heart you have into what you’re doing right now.

Too often we assume something is not for us, that we want something different—that our circumstances could be better.

Too often we forget that if only we tried our best at what we have now, if only we woke up with a feeling of gratitude and a mind of positivity—that we would be exactly where we need to be.

Too often we forget that what is right in front of us is actually better than anything else, because it’s what we have, it’s where we are—it’s now.

I don’t want to forget anymore.

Your grass is as green as you make it, and I’m choosing to water mine today.

This relates directly, in my humble opinion, to giving up.

To assuming that something is not for you, and immediately looking to the next thing.

If something is not right for you, if you are truly unhappy—then by all means, do what you need to do. Create the life you want to live.

But not before first giving it the chance it deserves.

Not before first giving it everything you have, pouring all the passion and drive you have into it to be certain it’s not for you.

Don’t make the mistake of giving up on something before it has had the time to grow.

Whether it’s a relationship, a class, a career, a goal—give it everything you have.

Don’t give up on something that currently seems yellow, for something that only appears to be green.