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The Grass is Greener …

The grass is always greener on the other side.  Or is it?  So many people spend their lives believing if something were different they would be happier.  If I had a — spouse, child, different job, different appearance, etc –, I would be happy.  But would you?

As we enter into our sixth month of the wait, I sit her contemplating happiness.  I want to make sure I (and Darin) am (is) happy with life now.  Our happiness cannot depend on us having a child.  That is too much responsibility for a child.  We need to be happy individually and together in order to be the best parents for our future children.

So as we approach Thanksgiving, I take inventory of my life and realize how fortunate and truly happy I am with the life I live.  I am married to the love of my life and my best friend.  I have a father and daughter who are always with me and watch over me and my family.  I have a loving and supportive family who is always there for each other.  I have friends who have stuck with me through thick and thin.  I have a job that allows me to work when and where I want.  I have a body that, while far from perfect, serves me well and is healthy.  I live in a place where food, water, and electricity are taken for granted and the biggest problem we face is waiting in traffic to get to the new outlet mall.  I have a faith that guides me in my darkest hour.  I have traveled the world and been introduced to many inspiring cultures. I am blessed!

Rather than buying into “the grass is greener on the other side,” I choose to subscribe to the belief that “the grass is greener where you water it.”  I choose to water my grass by being thankful and mindful of all of the blessing in my life.  I challenge you to do the same.

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