Two Quotes for Happy Gardeners

In my teens and twenties, I lived by the common saying, ‘the grass is always greener on the other side.’

I was forever looking to what I could/might/should be. Wouldn’t I be happier if I emigrated to Australia; sorted out my diet; was hypnotised¬†into believing in myself?

My younger self didn’t ‘get’ the sarcasm; that indeed, the grass may appear greener when seen from afar, but once you’ve been stood on the lawn for a bit, it feels much the same as the old lawn did.

I see that now.

And I’m also reminded of another quote from Neil Barringham: “The grass is greener where you water it.”

Work on your own thoughts and your own focus; water the flowers, not the weeds.

Forget about other peoples’ gardens.

Just work on making your own as beautiful and pleasant to sit in as it can possibly be.

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