Thursday, September 15, 2016
The Grass is Greener
I don't know how many times in my life I have witnessed Horses and Cows reaching as far as they could thru a fence for grass, when the grass they were standing in was the same.
I have learned that some humans are the same. They would be happy if they had 'Tommy's Job'. He takes home a tremendous salary and does nothing. As I have told my sons many times, Unless Tommy is the boss's son, he is doing something you do not see. No one stays hired in a 'business' who does not produce or work.
I am laughing to myself as I wrote that. I had a good job in DC when I was there. When I was leaving a friend asked that I recommend him for my job. I did and he got it.
I was back a month or so later and stopped in to see how he was doing. His first words using some profanity, "Why didn't you tell me this was a JOB! All I ever saw you doing was walking around drinking coffee." My answer was sometimes you wish for something you really don't want.
Along that same line, many folk who work 40 hours a week spend their time dreaming of winning the lottery or wishing they had been born rich. Why couldn't I have had wealthy parents? ............... I have been an odd bird. I have never dreaded Mondays, nor wanted a dime of Buffett or Gate's money.
I coulda been born in a Ghetto, a poor village in Mexico, deep in China, Africa or Northern Russia. There are even worse places than these where I could have been born, but I was born into a family in Gastonia, NC,USA. To a family of farmers, who became cotton Mill workers, then began a life as a church pastors.
They tell me that if I have $20 in my pocket, own my home and am out of debt, I am in the top 10% of the wealthy people in the world. WOW, that is the same 10% that Mr. Gates is in. But before anyone told me that, I knew I was blessed. When you think you have it bad, just look around. THINGS COULD BE WORSE.
We are not cattle, we should have some logic. Be satisfied with the grass you have, grow where you are planted and use any cliche that fits, but understand if you are reading this you probably will not be legally taken tomorrow, put in prison or killed at the whim of some maniac.
YOU cannot change the world, but if you are feeling sorry for yourself, YOU CAN CHANGE YOU!
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