The Grass is Greener

Photo by Sylwia Pietruszka on Unsplash

Have you ever noticed that when it rains the grass seems so vibrantly green?

Despite the dark, gloomy sky, the tiny blades of grass seem to radiate with color. It’s kind of poetic. In our darkest moments the little things have the potential to bring so much brightness to our day, as long as we look for them.

Do you notice the green grass? Do you notice the friendly smile of a stranger? Do you let it warm your soul?

I have known darkness. I have been in those places where the pain seems to eat away at your inner being until there is nothing left. There were times when I closed my eyes and allowed myself to stay amid the turmoil, eyes closed to the rest of the world. There came a day, though, when I chose to look for the brightness. It started with the little things, and only occasionally. As time went on, the realization hit that no matter how small, those little things are where hope lives – the innocent laughter of childhood, a zany idea, a small act of kindness (witnessed, received, or given), and even dancing in the grocery store (seriously, try it, and unabashedly…you will smile and others will smile, too.).

In each and every one of us is the power to open our eyes and find the little things – small moments of joy, glimmers of hope, the bright green grass against the stormy skies, or the light peeking from behind the cloud.

The grass is green if you can open your eyes and your heart to see it.

“There is always something left to love.”
– Gabriel García Márquez

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