Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Water Your Garden

This is going to sound so silly, but there's this Justin Beiber song (told you...silly) that features some rap guy (Big Sean) that sings this line I can't get out of my head. He's talking about how he argues with his girl, they may not always get along, blah, blah, rap, rap, but...

"But the grass ain't always greener on the other side, It's green where you water it."

And to this, I say 'true dat.' Actually, I would never say that. I think it's super embarrassing when white, stay at home moms use words like 'yo' and 'girlfriend.' BUT, I think it's entirely acceptable that I listen to teeny bopper music. And I like some rap. So...I'm really no better.

But my point- so much about life is perspective. And I love the idea that something different is not necessarily better. Do your part to build up what you have. It's green where you water it. Marriage, motherhood, career, friendships. It sounds so simple, but in my life it's been huge. Look for the good. Do your (my) part to water it.

Anyway, here's my long shot metaphor at the kid's watering their 'garden.' Only, it's not really a garden. It's a dirt pile in the front yard. But they sure looked cute playing in it. 


Unrelated, but I spent last weekend with girlfriends at a beach house celebrating my friend Amy's 30th birthday. SO FUN! I love you Amy! I value our friendship and I love having your support as we raise kids together. XoXo.

The view from our deck. I know.


Chicago Mom (Heather) said...

Wow that view!!
You look lovely.
Enjoy your warm weather! It's sweater time in Chicago already. Fall hit us early and hard yo! ;-)

Cristine said...

My daughter is so wise...thanks for sharing with us! M/E sure look like they are having fun tending to their garden!! Happy Birthday to Amy.


OMG... Look at your kids! They have gotten so big! Adorable. :)