That is an age old question. But many people don’t stop to think that maybe it isn’t greener. Maybe, it is a matter of perspective. Everything looks better from farther away. Maybe, you are just always too close to your own lawn to see its true beauty. The longer and closer you stand the easier it is to spot weeds and the more time you have to think about the things you would like to improve. Meanwhile, someone else is thinking about how glorious your lawn is and how foolish you are to covet someone else’s.
Or, maybe it is greener and plusher than yours. If this is the case, there is still no reason to be envious. I am sure that the gardener next door put a lot of time and energy into his yard to make it the way it is. Yards need attention. And not resentful attention that comes with a hated chore. Don’t look at tending to your yard as a chore. Because if you do you will not put a whole-hearted effort nor achieve the results you desire.
Lawns need sunshine to make the grass reach for the sky. Lawns need trimming so that it doesn’t grow out of control and wander into neighbor’s yards. Lawns need rain to satisfy its thirst. Lawns need fertilizing to maintain its vibrant color. Don’t allow your lawn to be covered with too many leaves or it will start to wither and it may be impossible to bring it back. Tend to your yard all year round, not just when it’s warm outside. Then, you will be the envy of the neighborhood.
The lesson of this story is: Everyone can have a beautiful “lawn” if they are willing to put the time, money, and effort into it. Stop coveting your neighbor and spend that energy tending to your own. After all, you reap what you sow.
Author, Domonique Powell, realizes that most people spend more time wanting things then actually trying to obtain them. Keep it moving. The world is already yours.