“Maybe ‘the Grass is greener on the other side’ depends who was standing on it. Sometimes you have to just go over there and look.”
– Lynne Rae Perkins
Time to “Lighten Up”
My smart sister is one of the most avid readers you will ever meet. She is also funny, curious and enjoys a good laugh. When she sent me the above quote from one of her readings, I had to chuckle. “It's so real, instead of being a platitude or a lofty quote that's impossible to follow all the time,” she said. I definitely agree. We often read inspirational sayings and think I’ll try to follow the guidance. And so we furrow our brows and really concentrate and try ---only to face reality the very next day. But that’s okay because it is a journey after all. And truth be told, we often take ourselves way too seriously in our search for perfection and “enlightenment.”
Perhaps we need to enjoy the opportunity to chuckle at ourselves, our foibles, our imperfections and take life with a little more joy without all the intensity. Let’s try and see a little more humor in life. Laugh more. It’s good for our health and our minds.
Maybe it is time to lighten up.