Water Your Lawn

“Comparison is an act of violence against the self.” Iyanla Vanzant

It’s safe to say I’m enjoying summer so far. The scorching temperatures cultivate the perfect environment for my unending joy. While walking, I get to admire the beautiful gardens and skillful landscaping of some of my neighbours.

Though some of these lawns are pristine, I can’t help but notice the lawns that lack care, you know the ones that are not plush green but golden brown from being torched in the sun day after day. I wonder how many people with lawns like these have given up hope because they don’t have a “green thumb” or because they’re waiting for a natural downpour. They must feel like it’s a lost cause and too late to achieve a garden like their neighbours.

They say the grass is greener on the other side, but we all know that the grass is greener where you water it. If you’ve struggled with comparison or waiting on the side lines instead of getting in the game, my message to you this morning is to water your lawn. It’s never too late to make a big, bold change; all you have to do is start.

Begin to nurture your gifts, get out of your comfort zone and more importantly, ask yourself: is my life currently an environment where the seeds I plant will be able to grow or will it choke them out? Think about it, you can pour water over seeds on concrete but that won’t give you a garden. Ensure your soil is rich so that your seeds can flourish.

This week, don’t waste time looking over the other side of the fence. Spend time watering your own lawn.

Sincerely,

CourtneyTRL | #CTRLyourweek