The grass is always greener?
Please don't take this wrong, I am not complaining. I have had the pleasure of travelling to many places and as always, I am faced with the same reality. No matter where you go it is all the same. Beauty, tranquility, peace and joy are not found in your surroundings or circumstances or even people.
When I post pictures of this trip it would be natural to see them and think, "If only I were there." And yes, it certainly is beautiful but it's not even close to perfect. Perfect would be no more tears, no more sorrow, no more pain, no more anxiety! But all of that exists, all of the time, no matter where you travel because you is with you and you is broken. In the economy of my faith we call it sin, which basically means, we are far from perfect. We all know this intuitively but find difficulty admitting it.
With this knowledge in hand I find travel can be navigated with more realistic expectations. If you are one who believes the grass is greener on this side of the fence or that side of the fence, you will most likely be dissappointed. I have heard that the grass is greener where you water it. Yet I have found that you can still have those stubborn brown patches and you still have to mow.
Take what you want from these thoughts. Put them to use where you need to and enjoy the moments of life that come your way. In the meantime, we are heading home today and had a wonderful time. Perfect? No, but wonderful. Enjoy our pics, mow your lawn and don't let the brown patches surprise you.
Keep it rollin,