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I'm not happy in my life. I'm not as content as I think I should be. I have too many struggles that don't seem to go away. I'm a victim of my circumstances. This town has run out of opportunities. I'm growing weary of the same old same old. There's got to be a good reason why I'm not as happy as I think I should be.
Have you ever known someone who suffered from the "grass is always greener on the other side" syndrome? Maybe you've gone through moments like that. I once knew a couple who, every time they vacationed out-of-state, the place they visited was so much better and had so much more to offer than here, that they were going to change jobs and relocate. The grass is always greener.
There's something in us that's always looking out for something better. Sometimes it's a better internal…spiritual…life. Sometimes we're looking for something better on the outside. Regardless of where we think something is missing, we think if we look hard enough, we can find it.
A woman once wrote a book titled, "The Grass Is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank." If a book title can capture the essence of an idea, that's it.