Is Their Grass Greener?

5 Sep

I’ve thought about this a lot lately.  I don’t know if it’s due to the seasonal changes or the fact I’m watching too many reality shows.  It’s been really bad lately.  I’m turning a nice, dark green shade of envy.

It happens several times a day.  I’m driving to work and I see someone next to me in a brand new luxury SUV that cost more than my first house.  Then there’s me next to them in my dusty, eight year-old Grand Am.  Wow, must be nice to be able to have that fancy car.

Then I arrive at work.  I walk past cube after cube full of family photos and all their little cutesy decorations.  Gee, I think, must be nice to have a husband around and be able to decorate beyond a dead plant and an old coffee mug.

At lunch, co-workers discuss weekend plans and upcoming vacations to exotic locales.  Hmmm…well, this weekend I’ll shop at Aldi for groceries and watch re-runs on cable.  Vacations?  Hah!  What’s that?

By the time I leave work, I’m a big ball of green envy goo.  I feel like the Grinch, all cranky at the world.  However, when I arrive at school to pick up my daughter, all is erased for the moment.

To see that smiling face running towards me for a big hug reminds me that I may not have all the fancy things or a husband to go through life with, but I have my beautiful daughter.  That’s worth more than all of that other stuff combined.  But, you know, I wouldn’t exactly turn away the nice stuff either.  😎

One Response to “Is Their Grass Greener?”

  1. Anne September 6, 2013 at 1:42 am #

    You have your priorities straight! My mother used to always say that we were rich in the things that count, which includes our family, friends, and faith.

    Some of the people that you drove or walked by today may be green with envy that you are able to make your own decisions without consulting anyone else. Some may be green with envy because they don’t have a darling little Kindergartner.

    You have done so well, and made really great choices for you and your daughter. Many would like to do what you have done, but don’t have the guts to. Be proud!

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