Cutting the Grass…


Jane CarrollYesterday…I cut the grass…for the first time in over four years…well…now don’t get excited…the grass has been cut…it just wasn’t me doing it…and…to be honest…I liked it that way…I liked writing a check once a month…and coming home to a neat lawn…without any effort on my part…

So…when I made the decision…in a cost saving measure…to start pushing my own mower…I wasn’t real happy about it…in fact…I was pretty bummed…

Until…Bertha…whispered…it was just a choice I made…

She reminded me that…I was dealing with XYZ dollars a month…and…I got to choose how I spend that…for lawn service…something I could do myself…or…something else…

I simply chose…something else…

She said…it’s always that way…when I say yes to one thing…I’m saying no to something else…and…vice versa…the trick is to do it consciously…to be aware that it is a choice…that takes away the feelings of being a victim…makes me empowered instead…

Well…I have to say…her little pep talk did help…I became un-bummed…and just tackled the grass…honestly…I have a tiny yard…it only took a few minutes…and I did feel totally empowered when I was done…

And then…I remembered the sense of satisfaction I’d gotten when I  mowed myself…not to mention a pretty good workout…and…all bumminess was gone…

Jane…

6 thoughts on “Cutting the Grass…

  1. And don’t forget, you got a good dose of Vitamin D, to boot! I went outside today and checked the grass. I need to mow, too. But, for today, I chose to enjoy the scenery. Tomorrow, I might get lucky and the rain will come.

    • Great point Mary…although it was pretty late in the afternoon and sprinkling rain. 😉 Glad you enjoyed the scenery today…always good for the soul!

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