“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”
– Oprah Winfrey
It seems to be human nature to believe that things are always better for others.
The girls with straight hair want it to be curly,
the girls with curly hair long for it to be straight.
Even horses think the grass is always greener on the other side!
Our friend and Horses-U member, Kelly Brown shared this post on Facebook…
“This morning after I fed the horses I turned them out
and the four horses who are usually in the bottom pasture went straight to the front pasture
and the two horses that are normally in the front went to the bottom pasture …
Isn’t that a lot like us we always think the grass is greener on the other side.
….Today lets be thankful for where we are and not be so concerned where someone else is.
Everyone else has it better
We seem to think everyone else has it better, easier, etc. BUT that is not the case! We cannot know what someone else is feeling, doing or thinking from the outside. As so many people look in and think you have it better as well.
Instead of focusing on what is happening to others, focus on where you are right now!
I have a VERY difficult training horse that I show in Western Dressage.
He is beautiful, fancy and boy can he move!
BUT he is not always a “team” player, he came with some baggage and anger issues that at times pop up. He can be very spooky and explosive at times. (He is progressing and getting better every ride and every show…..but it is takes A LOT of work, focus and strength on my part.)
I was riding him in the warm up at the Western Dressage World Championship Show this year. He was worried about the table and a couple things in the arena. It took every ounce of core strength I had to keep him under me and from not leaving.
I was exhausted by the time my warm up ride was over…..but another trainer who was out there commented on what a spectacular horse he was. She was blown away with him and really liked him. I explained he was not easy, how hard and focused I had to be to ride on him. She said it sure doesn’t look like that…..so from outside looking into my “greener grass” she didn’t see what I was experiencing on my side of the fence.
Keep that in mind when you are looking from your green grass to the grass on the other side of the fence.
You don’t always know what the truth is over there!
Today, be thankful.
Let us dare to believe that life is happening for us, not to us.
Jenny & Kristin