The grass isn’t greener on the other side – It’s greener where you water it



We all know the old cliché phrase, “the grass is greener on the other side” – but most of us also know that in reality it isn’t true.


This phrase originally came from an American song written in 1924 called “the grass is always greener in the other fellow’s yard” by Raymond B. Egan and Richard A. Whiting, and the chorus goes a little something like this:


The grass is always greener 

In the other fellow’s yard

The little row

We have to hoe

Oh boy that’s hard.

But if we could all wear

Green glasses now,

It wouldn’t be so hard

To see how green the grass is

In our own backyard 🌱


I like the idea of this, because the chorus suggests that if we look at life through a different lens, we realise we actually have it pretty good ourselves. 🤔


People who suffer from the “grass is always greener” syndrome usually have commitment issues. 


The media would always have us believe that there is always something better that we are missing, and we get FOMO. 


So instead of working through challenges in our relationship, job or  whatever the situation may be, we get the feeling something better exists in a different yard, and anything less than perfect won’t do.


Perfection doesn’t exist. 


Working through the challenges is what life is about. 


Accept imperfection in all it’s flawsomeness.


The greener grass is usually a fantasy based on our own fears, or projected fears from others – fear of commitment, of boredom, oppression or not being able to shine in all our true colours and be the person we really are. 


It’s not up to another person, place or thing to make us happy


Happiness comes from within and it takes work and consistent action. 🤗


The grass isn’t greener on the other side.


The grass is greenest where you water it. 


Are you watering your grass? Loving it? Nurturing it? Fertilising it? Planting flowers in it? 🪴 


Water your grass mo fo’s, and watch those flowers grow. 💐 


As always, if you want a guide on your journey, drop me a message and let’s chat about how coaching and/or energy work can help. 


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Catcha on the flip side,


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