My friend Jamie posted this on instagram recently. Life is hard. And the grass often looks greener in someone else's yard.
I had to share this post because this was a recent conversation Dave and I had, and then this post shows up in my instagram feed. Yes, we want to have more children, and that seems to be our focus these days. It's hard to see other's getting what we want so badly. However, when we focus on what we do have, we realize we are pretty damn lucky.
Many people might want to be self employed, own their own business, be their own boss. We are fortunate to have that.
Many people might want the freedom we have in the winter time. Sleeping in when we want, making our own work schedule, and relaxing when we need to.
Many people might want to live on an acreage, have pasture and land to roam and enjoy.
Many people might want to have a partner they can count on, that loves them no matter what.
Many people might want the cutest puppy in the world.
Many people might want a big garden, and a chance to grow their own food and cook healthy dinners.
This post is not meant to be a brag about all that we have. It's meant to prove that we all have a lot to be grateful for in our lives, even when we aren't getting something that we want. When I look at it from this perspective, I see that my life is full and it helps me to be more content in the here and now.
Is there something you want and haven't gotten? Have you taken a moment to step back and look at all that you have received, and said thank you?
Sometimes living someone else's dream isn't all it's cracked up to be,
and often exactly what you need is right there in front of you.