Most are familiar with the phrase “the grass is greener on the other side of the fence.” Why is that? Why is it we are never satisfied with what we have. Are we truly ever satisfied? Take religion out of the equation. Guys always want to have the better car or the prettiest girl. Girls always wanna have the most fabulous shoes and the most good looking guy. How do we know if we are satisfied with what we have?
I’m currently STILL single and most of my close of friends have a significant others and its funny because they’re jealous of me because I’m single and ,yet I’m jealous of them. When asked why they are jealous they all say its because they are free. “Nothing to do Nowhere to be A simple little kind of free.”-John Mayer. Very true, however; when they ask me why I’m jealous of them, it’s simple. You belong to someone and they belong to you. You have love and someone to share it with. Someone to come home to and if you had a rough day; them giving you the simple gesture of a smile and a kiss makes your day seem not so bad.
What I am still learning from looking at the other grass is; If you stare to long you forget to take care of your own grass. Granted I’m glance quite often ,however; I’m learning to only glance just to keep me motivated on what I truly want. And if I continue to take care of my grass it will grow to the point that people are glancing at my grass as motivation.
I stumbled upon this amazing video that somewhat got me choked up. Although it is easy to get me choked up. I got choked up from watching Beauty and the Beast. This video got me thinking about marriage. Many of my friends are getting married and trying to start a family so I began thinking of how I would propose if I had a wife.
The video proposal starts approximately at 1:26.
Many guys and girls have done some daring and amazing proposal. After watching a few more videos, I was rather paralyzed or un-gifted to come up with a proposal that can top that. Then I came to the realization that its not about how extravagant you propose but rather how genuine your proposal is. I feel that it must describe your personality as well as your partners’. Similar to your vows if you choose to personally write them.
Sometimes its not about the most elaborate or most extravagant proposal. Sometimes its about the simplest things. Let me me paint you a little picture.
Sunday morning, rain is falling. Just a nice sun shower. The sun is barely seeping through the cracks of the window blinds. The sun shine gracefully glides on to your face waking you up, but your not alone. You wake up next to your partner. They’re staring deeply into your eyes. They aren’t just looking at you. They’re looking at the past, present and future of the relationship you share together. All the good and bad memories flow through the passion in your eyes. They are staring into your soul. They smile and kiss you good morning. They’re nervous ,but calm; because they know they’re going to spend the rest of their life with you. Their mouth opens and the prefect proposal graces your heart like a beautiful symphony.
I found this man on 7th Avenue in Park Slope. He was leaning heavily on his cane, looking down, wearing a grimaced face. I felt bad for him, so I smiled and waved when I walked past. His face changed completely. He lit up, smiled wide, and gave me a cheery greeting. There was nothing forced about it. He seemed like a man who went through life looking for the smallest excuses to be happy.
I walked 50 feet down the sidewalk, turned around, and walked back to him. “I want to take your photo,” I told him, “because of how big you smiled when I walked by.”
He said: “Well I saw someone smiling at me who I didn’t even know. So I thought: ‘By God! I Better do something!’”
I simply fell in love with this story! Sometimes, a simple act of kindness must be carried beyond normal expectations in order for it to have a greater impact. By returning to where the old man was to further interact with him, the author did just this. After reading this story, I feel inspired to be kinder towards others; regardless of my unfamiliarity with them.
Tell us about a time someone was kind to you and the impact it made in you!