Archive for July, 2012

I believe that this could be a great exercise for someone to figure out where they are spending the most time in their life.

I love this title because it explains what most people deal with on a regular basis. We deal with that struggle between good and great. I grew up around people that always talked about the grass being greener on the other side. Which just meant they were dissatisfied with what they really were put here to do.  So they were constantly in a struggle, or they were constantly looking for something better, and they’re always dissatisfied.

Have you ever had the pleasure of being around a person that is totally dissatisfied and they spend all of their extra time looking for something new rather than making what they’ve got good?
I was talking to somebody on the phone one time and he explained a very interesting thought, he said “the grass is always greener where you water it.”   I thought this was an interesting scenario. Most people can relate with this because its something that is outwardly noticable.  It’s summertime in Michigan and it’s very warm this year with lots of days of no rain & 90° weather. Many lawns are just burnt up and brown and you can tell the people that run the sprinklers and those that dont.  So I will add a photo to this blog to to show the comparison of watered grass and unwatered grass.
Have you ever met somebody that doesn’t water the so-called grass of their marriage, their children,their finances?  I’ve met many people that didn’t want to be accountable for the results in their life. If it was as simple as looking at what grass is green and what grasses are burned in life , you would sure be able to figure out where people are watering things in their life.  Can you imagine seeing someone out in their front yard holding the hose over weeds and giving them all the water they could need?  I believe many people do this unintentionally.  Either way it doesn’t lead to better results.
I know for Beth and I,  we have really placed a lot of value in certain areas that we’ve wanted to get better.  We’ve called it intentional growth and we’ve made it intentional to grow in those areas just like putting a sprinkler on certain parts of your lawn. We used to think that people were either good or not good in areas, like: finances, raising children, faith or whatever.  What we found was that when people place that intentional learning into their lives in those areas, there so-called grass of that area got much greener. What are some areas that you think that you could either get better or have gotten better, and what are some ways that you’ve done so?
I know now that results in an area of life don’t come quickly most of the time.  I like the saying, “the sweets not as sweet without the sour.”  I think in this case , the greens not as green without the burnt.  It’s ok to have spots in your life that are brown grass, but hopefully they are the ones that don’t matter.  I have decided to try and water the most important areas of my life.
Here’s to your grass being greener in the areas that matter in your life,
Steve Morgan