Therapeutic musings mixed with humorous ramblings and sometimes spiritual notations of life as I know it in written form. A diary of my heart inspired by life.
Friday, November 13, 2015
Bloom Where You're Planted
Years ago a friend of mine told me her husband was going to dig up all of their monkey grass because they hated it. I love monkey grass, so I told her I would dig it up for her and transplant it to my yard. That was 21 years ago. Today my gardens and sidewalk are lush with thriving monkey grass. Today her yard is perfect without monkey grass. A friend and I were talking the other day about happiness and how it's in our DNA to feel as if the grass is greener on the other side. We often place the blame for our discontentment on our environment, but that doesn't explain the issues evident in the first family. After all, Adam and Eve got into a world of trouble simply because they wanted the ONE thing they were told to stay away from. Maybe you believe you are above "the grass is greener" struggle, but if Adam and Eve struggled with self control, greed, envy, and a plethora of other human hurdles, then it's safe to say no one is above the struggle. One cannot conquer that which one will not acknowledge. Happiness isn't defined by the building you live in. Success isn't defined by your job. It doesn't matter what city or state you live in because if you want to bloom, you will bloom. We need to get out of the habit of comparing our lives to other people. Each person, as well as their path is unique. Just because your path looks different than mine, doesn't mean it isn't significantly important in the garden of God. Learn to let go of how you compare to others and learn to bloom, and yes even thrive where you are. Until you can bloom where you are, it's not likely you will bloom anywhere.