is the grass greener on the other side?

I am sure you have wondered if the grass is greener on the other side. I sure do when it comes to being a stay-at-home mother versus a working mother. I will admit- there are many days I throw up my arms and say that it would be much easier to work and not have to entertain a non-talking baby all day and have battles over naps and being held every second. But then the reality that I am sleep deprived enters the picture and I wonder if it’d be possible to even function sharply during an 8-hour work day. When I query my friends who work, many of them would rather be home! They think the grass is greener on my side… to get to spend time with their baby 24-7 and not have to juggle household duties in addition to working full-time… sold! Since at this time I will not be entering the other side, I will never know. Until then, I will continue to wonder… The challenge with this mentality is that I am never fully content in my current situation or state. It’s kind of like having one foot in the door, and the other one out. As you can imagine, this is not good for me, Daniel, or Zane. So this big area of my life is still a question mark. However, this question can pertain to any area of your life and/or characteristics about you. For example, ever notice that women who have straight hair want curly hair, and vice versa?? I do! This tendency showcases the need for us to exercise acceptance in our lives. Acceptance of our current situations. Acceptance of what we are. This is hard when in some cases we can make quick and easy changes. Someone who has straight hair can go get a perm. Unfortunately, it doesn’t solve the tendency to always want something else that looks greener on the other side. So what is the solution? Find contentment in your current state. Easy to say, so hard to do as I type this out…

How do you go about trying to not fall into this trap of wondering?

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About Reaksmey

hi :) i'm reaksmey (reeks-may) and I love to think, reflect, and grow. do you? my life includes a handsome husband and a lively infant. here's where i write about how i grow through life's ups and downs so that i can humbly encourage you daily.
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