"The harvest is always richer in another man's field"
"Grass is always greener on the otherside"
"The apples on the otherside of the wall are always the sweetest"
"One man's trash is another's treasure"
There are so many phrases similar to the above that describe the sentiment that someone else or some other situation is better than our own. It is so easy to feel this way in today's world. We can look at someone's social media and think, wow, their life is amazing- I wish I had life that easy. I know that I have been guilty of this in so many ways.
Truth is- we don't know the path that a person has taken to get to where they are. We don't know the sacrifice, the hours, the work that others have endured to get them to that accomplishment.
"We are all individuals taking different journeys and along our journey, we sometimes bump into each other, we cross paths, we become altered... we take different physical forms. But at all times we too are 100% perfectly imperfect. At every given moment we are absolutely perfect for what is required for our journey. I’m not perfect for your journey and you’re not perfect for my journey, but I’m perfect for my journey and you’re perfect for your journey. We’re heading to the same place, we’re taking different routes, but we’re both exactly perfect the way we are." Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
Sally, Johnny, Joe- they could be living AMAZING lives and be so ridiculously happy at this time, but YOUR journey is just as beautiful. Your struggles that your facing today adds so much color along your road that everyone along the way will stare at the beauty of your path.
Your harvest is rich, your grass is green, those apples are amazing and you my friend- are a beautiful treasure.