When I lived on the East Coast and I’d hear of or meet people who lived in “The Big Apple” (NYC) or “La La Land” (Los Angeles), these images would pop into my head and at that time, I’d begin day dreaming of these magical lands. The grass is always greener on the other side. The funny thing about it is…this is just another city located within the United States and sure, there are exciting things that happen, but too many people place too much weight on what it means to live in a city like this. Again, not saying you shouldn’t be proud if you live in NYC or LA, but I want everyone out there to know that life goes on just the same as it does in every town, city, state, country, etc…
Most may picture Hollywood as this glitz and glam part of Los Angeles. Well, Hollywood, known as “Hollyweird” to the locals, is great – I appreciate it because there is SO much history here – but, to be honest, there’s really nothing to it. It’s like a mini-me version of Times Square. Yes, the beach and palm trees are a great change in scenery and I’m quick to thank God every time I’m blessed with a beautiful sunset…but I miss the Pittsburgh skyline and Ohio River Boulevard. The grass is always greener on the other side.
What I’m getting at here is that we, as humans, are quick to envy or admire someone’s possessions or lifestyle, but we don’t take the time to admire our own lifestyle. The grass is always greener on the other side, so before you take a look at what you want and think you “don’t have,” take a look at the beautiful things you do have and create your own magic land right within your home town.
The power of perception. Use it for the good!