The Grass Is Greener Syndrome



‘You may think the grass is greener on the other side, but if you take the time to water your own grass, it would be just as green.’


So many of us are not satisfied with what we have. What we often do not realise is that we already have many great things in our lives.

We all take so much for granted. Freedom, health, food in the fridge, love and friendships – these are all among the things that we take for granted simply because they have been in our lives every day.

The deception with seeing things that we think will make us happy is the fact that we only see a shallow view. A sports car, bank balance or new relationship may be what we think will make us happy, but when we get it, we may feel empty and unsatisfied

So next time you think someone has it better than you, just stop and think about how others may think you have it better than them. The grass on your side may just be greener.

Sometimes the dream and the desire for something is much more appealing than actually getting the thing that you think you want.

Remember, focusing on things we do not have is a recipe for disaster. It only leads to a miserable existence and causes us to forget what is most important – and that is what is happening right now.

Look at what you already have, look around you and enjoy the moments that are happening right now. Decide to make the most of what you have.

“True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.”
Lucius Annaeus Seneca


2 thoughts on “The Grass Is Greener Syndrome

  1. Thanks for your comment…..It is so true, we find true happiness when we have moments where we are able to enjoy and appreciate them for what they are, without wanting more. Julia

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