I can’t get no – satisfaction
The Grass Is Always Greener
“My grass is starting to turn brown, I wish it would rain.” Although, just a couple of weeks ago… “Rain, rain, go away – this is RIDICULOUS!”
“This HEAT is crazy. It’s soooo HOT.” But a few months ago… “I am so tired of this COLD weather, I thought we had global warming. Will Spring EVER get here?”
“I hate my hair.” “I’m too fat/I’m too skinny.” “I’m so tired of this furniture.” “Okay, really? Time to move to another town.” “This church is going to the dawgs.” “My marriage is boring, I’m goin’ out on the prowl.” “My life sucks.”
“I wish…” “If only…” “Oops.”
Do these statements sound familiar? Have you heard other people say them? Have you said them?
What about hair dye, face lifts, implants, liposuction? Keeping up with the Jones. Newer, bigger, better, best, MORE. The one who dies with the most toys wins. Oh, we are a generation of unsatisfied people.
As I took a breakfast break, I thought about this topic a bit more, as I was planning to present it as – be satisfied with what you have. However, I suppose I can’t say that in all things. I am referring to inventions. If everyone was always satisfied with what they had, we’d still be living in the dark, no one would have invented fire, or electricity, or bicycles, cars, telephones, computers, medical improvements, etc. So, I guess I can’t make this a blanket statement (can anyone ever really make a blanket statement that covers all situations? I think not.)
How do we find the personal satisfaction we so long for? Ah, I don’t have the answer to that – I think it will be different for each person. I believe a lot of it is a choice. You have to find a level of satisfaction that you are happy with. Find it and accept it. Accept yourself, accept your achievements – yes, even the person who invented fire accepted that level of success and was satisfied with it. How does that saying go?
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference.