Having spent the last month in the bay area of California, I have remembered my love of the color green. I was sent rather short-notice and packed a bit too warm for the area. It didn't take me long to soak in the green grass, blooming lavender and other flowers around my hotel. It was a sweet consolation for an otherwise difficult job.
Oh how I miss green grass!
As if God knew this would be in this brain of mine, he set it to my Pastor to quote someone, I forget who, saying, "If the grass is greener on the other side, then it's time to water your own lawn."
On CBS Sunday Morning, a show I must watch every week, they had a little segment discussing the falsity of the literal "greener grass" syndrome. Let me explain. When one looks over a fence or what-have-you at the lawn across the way, it often appears to be greener because of the angle of the view. Grass blades are long and slender, giving the most green color viewing from the side. When looking upon the same blades of grass from above, the view is more of the tips and edges, and often some dirt, giving a much less green appearance.