Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Is the grass always greener on the other side?

Good Morning my Super Sexy Modern Latinas!

Today is Talk to Me Tuesday. Our topic for the day....."Is the grass always greener on the other side?" Many a nena has heard the expression "The grass isn't always greener on the other side." But with all these types of social medias out there "mug book," "my place," and "tweeter," have we as a society become enslaved to the idea of nenas and nenes having picture perfect vidas? These social medias have allowed us to create our picture perfect lives, often bragging about our esposos, familias, girls nights out, how many libras we've lost, those 20 expensive vacations we took in one summer, big houses and expensive cars. A little chistoso that these pictures don't show the magnified negative proofs. Tu sabes mi'ja, that girls night out wasn't so fabulous when your gran amiga threw up all over your expensive Manolo Blahniks that you saved your hard earned pennys for. Or the cropped out picture of people shooting you dirty looks because your munchikin is screaming her head off on the plane all the way from LAX to the Bahamas. Or that super handsome esposo of yours who actually makes you feel like dirt behind closed doors. But don't we look at these perfect pictures on "mug book," and think, gosh that Nena has it all together: the perfect life with the perfect handsome esposo, and the most beautiful well behaved munchkins. How many nenas, (and be totally honest) have used these social medias to check up on old high school crushes or college flames? You look through their pictures and think to yourself, "What!? He married that!? or mmm.....hmmmm.......serves him right....gordito, blind AND bald. That's what he gets for dumping me for her." Your nena is going to go out on a limb and say that many of these social medias have become a dangerous path for those who dare to actually step foot onto the other side of the grass. There are some nenas who may look at those fotos and think "DANG! He looks FINE!Why couldn't he have looked that good when he was with me!?" And for some nenas and nenes, these social medias become dangerous tools. We may long for what belongs to someone else, or covet what another nena has. Rather than become enslaved to these social medias and the idea of a perfect life and what could have been, let's put our focus on watering the grass that is right underneath our feet. No one has a perfect life, mi'ja, no one. And those of us who think we have a perfect life and like to brag about our perfect life on "mug book", look a little closer, I think your grass needs some watering. And for those who have started to set foot on the other side of the grass, be careful. There are always repercussions for setting foot on someone else's grass. Lesson for the day: The grass isn't always greener on the other side. So let's stop feeling bad about our own life and fanatasizing that we had someone else's. Focus on what's important: a beautiful healthy relationship with the Master Gardner who planted the seeds of our grass; and who entrusted us to water, care for and remove any facades of weeds that tend to look like green grass.

P.S. If you want some juicy reading material, read Genesis Chapter 39. It is about a nena who ventures to the other side of the grass.

Appreciating my not so perfect life, and keeping my feet planted on my own grass,

Tu nena para siempre,

The Latin Marrrta Stewart ;)

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