It is a beautiful day in Salt Lake City this morning...one of those kind of days that says...May 1st!! Haha. (We had 7 inches of new snow two days ago and I have to admit, it had the word "bummer" all over my lips!) So, as I saw the beautiful snow capped mountains outside my window with the sun coming up over them this morning, I felt a kind of rebirth if you will. As I sat down to my computer and started browsing through my favorite blogs...I came up with one that struck me just perfect...an uplift of sorts! Let's say hello to May...thanks to Jason at Fontinalis Rising, I feel ready to see if the grass is "greener" this month! If you haven't read his early morning addition about the month of May...check it out! (And click that follower button if you haven't already...a well written blog) What is with that old cliche, "the grass is always greener on the other side"? As hard as the month of April was fishing wise and weather wise, I tried to keep a positive spin on things. I did get to see some beautiful country in Georgia and North Carolina a few weeks ago...and there was definitely "green" in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park...
So what is so bad about having the “greener grass” syndrome? If you have this syndrome, chances are you are missing out on lots of things you currently have now. When we are always focusing on other opportunities, sometimes we tend to squander the opportunity right in front of us. Maybe we can learn how to fish better in high water...Need a challege? That would be it!! Are you putting enough effort into developing other skills that you might not usually spend as much energy persuing? I have friends that can catch fish in any kind of water...so, it's possible.
Have you seen some of your friends get new fishing equipment because they don't feel that their current gear is good enough and they believe that with a heftier price tag comes more fish? Sometimes that might be true... But, I believe it isn't the gear that makes the fisherman...it's his skills, his prowess if you will. It's his presentation, bottom line. So, why do I find myself sometimes not satisfied with my fishing day and start searching for “greener grass” ? And when I say "greener grass"...I mean, the other side of the river or down another mile of the river. Is it any better? Sometimes, sometimes not.
Does this sound a little bit like life in general? Do we find ourselves wishing for something else, when we could stay in the present situation and put our full effort into it? Always apply your best effort is what I'm trying to say. No need to make a rash decision about something and be sorry later. Oh, this sounds like "Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy"!!! No, just some random thoughts today on if "greener" is always better. Again, always remember that the grass might be "greener on the other side", no matter which side you are at. Choose a side, stick to it and make the best out of it. But, regarding the weather...I'm thinking that May just might be better than April...
Well said. I was wiggling some $700 rods today a little wistfully, until I realized that they wiggle just like the rods I have at home (no where near $700.)ReplyDelete
I agree, RD! Why must we always keep "searching"? What each of us has been blessed with is where our hearts should be. Why do we always have to take the more complicated route?ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
Anthony ~ Some wiggles are pretty pricey...makes you wonder, huh? Just sayin, if it ain't broke...ReplyDelete
Mel ~ I'm for the "simpler" life...let me clue ya!
My grandfather always said the grass is greener over the drain field, so it's better to be content with what you have.ReplyDelete
We all need to be reminded once in a while about that green grass thing. Us older and therefore supposedly wiser folks have usually learned the hard way earlier in our lives.ReplyDelete
I thought the grass was greener here at The River Damsel blog, so I appreciate the blog love. I like it where I live- it's why I moved here again after being gone for ten years. Good post Damsel!ReplyDelete
Luke ~ Point well taken!ReplyDelete
Cofisher ~ Experience usually does give an edge...
Jason ~ Thanks...Glad you are enjoying your morels and minnows...err...smelt, in MI.!!!
One more thought on the "greener pastures" thing. From a Billy Joel song, "The good old days weren't always so good, tomorrow isn't as bad as it seems".ReplyDelete
really good reminder to appreciate what you have, and to appreciate the green grass when it comes. great post!ReplyDelete
Mark ~ Yay for Billy Joel!!!ReplyDelete
Sanders ~ Thanks for reading!