Greener Grass

Greener Grass 

For those of you who’ve been looking over my fence and desiring my grass, let me take this time to be completely honest with you. My grass ISN’T always green. You just conveniently caught it at a good time. If anyone tells you their grass is ALWAYS green, don’t believe them. What they have is TURF. Yup, turf, that green artificial grass that can fool anyone because it is ALWAYS green.

Obtaining green grass requires a substantial amount of work, plenteous amount of water and fertilizer. That’s when grass is at its greenest. Odds are, you can’t have what you are not willing to work hard to possess.

Why isn’t my grass always green? Firstly, The prevailing season; winter and summer. The winter season give an inclement weather, frigid and snow. The summer is dry and humid. These are the seasons like sickness, grieving the death of a family or unemployment.

Secondly, weed growth. They compete with the grass for sunlight, nutrients and water to grow. Like social networks stealing our productivity time. Addictions take the best of our resources and health.

Lastly, people constantly walking on it prevent it from having an optimum green color. Unfortunately, we don’t post a sign reading, “please don’t walk on my grass (life).” These are the pessimists and unsupportive people who often come in our lives to trample our enthusiasm and discourage us from taking leaps of faith.

Debbie Macomber wisely said, “If the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, you can bet the water bill is higher.” What does your water bill looking like? Instead of comparing the color of our pastures, let’s compare water bills. Nothing is free. Earning a paycheck on Fridays costs. Achieving ripped abs costs. Having a healthy marriage costs. Being an entrepreneur costs. Eating at Michelin-starred restaurants cost. Driving a Maserati costs.

Do you want greener grass, real green grass? Your grass can be green too if you water it. Tend to it and add some fertilizer. Please, don’t lose sight of this. We all have our OWN grass to maintain. We face different factors impeding our grass from being green. Identify what and who they are. Identify the time wasters in your life. Don’t waste your time looking over someone’s fence desiring what you see they have. Don’t waste your time gazing at what others are doing. Utilize that time to work, and work hard for what you want. You got this! I’m cheering and applauding you enthusiastically.


Please, leave a comment. I would love to hear how this post has inspired and will impact you. Take a minute and share with someone who could use it. Help me inspire others.

Thank you for reading.

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  1. Thank you for sharing this in such a timely manner. Everything cost and if we are not willing to put in the work, sacrifice what needs to be sacrificed, and pay the price then no need to complain. I will be working on my grass and making sure to tend to it instead of looking at my neighbors grass and comparing. Thanks again for sharing 🙌🏾

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  2. Amen Sis, thanks again for the wonderful post. You are absolutely correct, things are not always what they seem. As the saying goes, everything that glitters isn’t gold. We must be content with every aspect of our spiritual lives as Paul stated in Phillipians chapter 4 “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”

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