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Do you ever wake-up in the morning and sometimes your rose – colored glasses don’t want to wake up with you? Instead your goggles might have a green tint to them. I have those mornings all of the time!

It’s the one were you see the women walking to work in a beautiful white cashmere jacket, or opening the national geographic traveler only to read about another wonderful vacation.

I find at those moments my goggles get a little greener and I have to tinker to get the perfect pink hue.

At those moments I have to remember we are all our own individuals, all have chosen different life path’s, and my own life path is what makes me unique.

I believe that there is just too much beauty in this world to constantly wear those green goggles. It’s it’s okay to admire the other side but I know that white cashmere jacket will never suit me.

Do you sometimes need to readjust your goggles?

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  1. I don’t think rose-colored glasses run in our family… But then again neither do green-tinted lenses. Maybe more of a blue-gray hue that have to be scrubbed off constantly.

  2. Oh, yes, I have those days. The days where everyone is fitter, prettier, younger, more financially secure, smarter, happier, the whole shebang. I guess we’re only human to look at life through the green goggles once in a while. So I let myself funk it out for a bit, but then try to remember that to some people (probably a lot of people) my life is a paradise.
    I love your honesty! Crank up some rock ‘n roll and you may feel better, sweetie.

    1. LOL! But you are all of the above! I would be in paradise too! I do feel blessed to have a very good life! But sometimes those green goggles appear at the oddest times ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Thanks! I think I’m going to listen to a little poison! I’m practicing my perfect butt clench to unskinny bop!

  3. You are making me think here (ouch!): could be a very interesting exercise to try listing the things we are/have that others would envy. If you don’t mind the theft, I will steal that for a post! I promise I’ll give you credit so people will know whom to envy for having such a brilliant idea. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Meanwhile, I guess it would almost be redundant to say that I certainly do know how to, ahem, look fondly at what is not mine. Mostly I try to tame the worst of the wannas by thinking to myself that I don’t have that . . . *yet*; if I really lust after it, I know I’ll have to work my way toward it as best I can, and if not, the gleam will undoubtedly fade quickly enough that I won’t remember soon that it was of interest at all. For the rest, maybe making the aforementioned inventory of riches will help me remember how far the scales tip in my favor. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I love that idea! I can’t wait to read your list! The scales always tip in our favor we should just admire all of the beauty that we have in life! However, a trip to Brazil would be nice too ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. You betcha. I try to live by the five principles of Reiki, and it is always a work in progress. Having those reminders in my head sure does help…

  5. Sometimes I do have those green glasses on. Great way of putting it, by the way. When I find myself doing that I take off the glasses and readjust my eyes to look around at all the wonderful things I do have in my life.

  6. All the time Belle!
    we have to constantly readjust our goggles. for it sure does tend to get green.

    and lately i’ve started to console my mind with this saying “the grass looks greener on the other side” … but you will often find the other side thinks the same of this side ๐Ÿ™‚

    you have addressed the topic superbly with so few words … ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Someone said to me just before of Christmas: you don’t need more of anything to make you happy. I have thought about it ever since. Is it true? Not sure yet; but I am finally realising that now, with the tatty carpet and the smelly dog and the long list of to-dos and the thrift-shop wardrobe – I am very happy.

    Doesn’t stop those green spex though. I know exactly what you mean, Belle.

  8. My glasses don’t get green, very often, though they do tend to get very blurry. Muddling along without being able to see where I’m going, I bump into things, fall down, and then remember my glasses need cleaning. Sigh.

  9. I think it’s important to keep things in perspective. I too try to remember that my life may seem pretty boring or unglamorous to myself, because I live it. But to some…. It just might seem pretty darn amazing!! Great post for making us think!!

  10. Great post! I think it happens to all of us. I think that’s what makes us human, and also why there is the saying “the grass is always greener on the other side.” That is, until you get to the other side and realize how much you love your own grass. ๐Ÿ˜‰ That’s when it’s time to put a fence up and focus on your own yard, ha ha! I think it comes down to adjusting your perspective and appreciating what you have. Easier said than done, unfortunately. We all need to be reminded.

  11. Oh, readjusting those goggles seems to be a daily task. Yes, it is easy to want what someone else has. Once you have it, though, often times you find that’s not what you really wanted. It’s easy to forget that, though.

  12. Yes, I do. When I walk into a friends ‘perfect’ house or when I pass my favorite house with the wrap around porch, ceiling fans and rockers…straight out of some Southern Living magazine. I’ve been known to channel the Green Eyed Monster.

    I still envy them, but I am also happy in my own life and will eventually switch back to my rose colored glasses….the world really does look beautiful through them.

    1. Oh! My goggles can get very green with a wrap around porch. I’m already thinking of sipping lemonade and lying my wicker chair reading a good book. Now I that would be nice! But I guess I better hop back over my fence and just my little home. The world really does look beautiful the with perfect pink hue!

  13. The goggles never look good on anyone (though at times they seem to be all I own), but the rose-colored glasses aren’t helpful either I think.

    It’s best to live life as it is, with no color adjustment – goggles and glasses be damned.

    Awesome (again) post =)

  14. When I can find my goggles that never are where it should be, yes, need to adjust them- but never with a white beautiful cashmere jacket on. With my luck it would be as one of your readers commented…stained very quickly. Sigh.

  15. All the time! And yet, I wouldn’t want those lives most of the time which allows me to readjust my lenses. But I do secretly wish to have one of those houses like we see on tv that is always picked up and ready for random people to come to the door. Instead ours is hit or miss and I forget to offer guests even the most basic of drinks. But even that – I rather like our home and the life we are living. Great post!

    1. It’s true the best life is being comfortable in our home and enjoying time with our guests. Most of my friends know I’m absent-minded so it is hit or miss when they visit. But somedays I do dream of granite counter tops!

  16. Belle, what a wonderful post. You are of course, SO right. Those glasses can turn a bit green at times. They really can. Then my daughter comes up to me sucking her top lip in and out of the hole created by missing baby teeth and by the time I’m done laughing my glasses are rosy pink again!

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