Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Grass is Greener

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I'm so glad you stopped by. I missed being here the last couple of days due to technical difficulties. My cable guy fixed me up yesterday so I'm back. I could not wait to share this photo with you! What is your first thought when you see this photo? Let me start by saying that with all the rain we've had the pastures are exceptionally green and beautiful, and it obvious because the girls are fat and

[caption id="attachment_2004" align="alignleft" width="300"]Salt blocks for the girls Salt blocks for the girls[/caption]

happy. They have more room than they need to move, and Eddie put out three big salt blocks for dessert. The girls are living in the lap of luxury, yet look at this photo. " The grass is always greener on the other side!"

This is so funny. When our children were little, we used to go to the drive through at Dairy Queen all the time. Eddie would pull up to

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the window and order 6 small dip cones. As each dip cone would make its way into the car, little eyes were sizing them up and passing them back hoping the next cone would be just a curly "Q" bigger. The grass is always greener.

Unfortunately the world encourages this concept to build business and boost sales. Every commercial, every magazine cover says you have to have the latest and greatest to be happy and cool. Even Instagram and facebook and the blogging world, as fun and fabulous as they may be, paint this unrealistic picture of a perfect and exceedingly happy lifestyle leaving many viewers discontent and believing the grass is greener on the other side. For example, the beach picture on instagram  didn't capture the nonstop rain or the ocean filled with seaweed. Instead, it was a "color saturated" and heavily filtered photo of million dollar smiles making the rest of the world think their vacation was a wash.

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What's the answer? Well, for my cows it was an easy fix. We turned on the electric fence to train them to stay home and enjoy the green grass that was right in front of them. I think in a similar way we should train our hearts to be thankful. We are blessed. We have more than we need. I would go out on a limb and say in most cases, we actually have more than we need. We are blessed, so let's act like it. Rather than wanting what every one else has, share what you do have. Change the way you see your day. Be thankful all day. Say it out loud. Journal ten things you are thankful for before you go to bed. Choose to be thankful. Choose to be content. "Bless the Lord Oh my soul and All that is within me bless His Holy name. Bless the Lord Oh my soul and Forget not His benefits!" Psalm 103 The grass is green in your own back yard.                Love love love Ruthie


  1. I've missed your blog - you always give your readers the greatest things to think about!!! Thank you for making us better people!!! Love you!!!

  2. Great stuff Ru Ru!

  3. Your blog is such an encouragement. Thank you for sharing with us!