“The grass isn’t always greener on the other side…”

People often say: “The grass isn’t always greener on the other side.”

That statement may be true, but people are usually speaking from a place of fear, insecurity, and self-doubt. Being afraid to walk to the other side is okay, but allowing the fear to prevent you from doing so should scare you. It sure scares me.

I sometimes imagine what I would think if I was told that I have another year left to live. How would I feel? What would I do? It isn’t easy to admit, but I do (and don’t do) things every day that would cause me great regret if I were nearing the end of my life. There is that book I never wrote, that video I never made, that time I was angry with a loved one for something that really wasn’t important.

Like most others, there have been times in my life when I allowed fear to keep me from taking risks. Everything is a risk. Getting out of bed is a risk. Not getting out of bed is a risk. The most mundane things we do as humans involve risk. Why continue allowing fear to prevent us from following the path we know we should take?

The grass indeed may not be greener on the other side. However, you may find that you are happier either way, because you faced your fears and took a chance. Besides, is greener grass really the measure of our happiness?