The Grass is Greener

Kitty corner from our driveway is a lovely home with enough acreage to pasture two horses, Butterscotch and Nutmeg. Recently the owners had a landscaping team put trees in along the fence line.

In an effort to prevent the horses from rubbing against the baby trunks—giving the trees a chance to establish—a temporary rope fence was put in place to keep this small space horse-free for a while.

Butterscotch and Nutmeg have the majority of the acreage to graze in, yet they stand at the temporary fence and gaze yearningly at the small patch of grass they can’t have.

Have you ever had a case of the grass is greener on the other side?

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Contentment

Contentment by Laurie Buchanan

Contentment by Laurie Buchanan

Last week I had the privilege of meeting 12-week old Ellery. I’ve heard so many wonderful things about him. He lives out of state but was here visiting his grandparents and aunt. He also came to visit us at HolEssence. There wasn’t a big exchange. As you can see, Ellery is at peace within himself—he’s the epitome of contentment.

According to Webster, contentment is the state of feeling satisfied with one’s possession, status or situation; to be satisfied with what you have. So what prevents many of us from being content? Desire. When we desire something we don’t have, we’re not content. It is my desire (no pun intended) to be at ease with who I am and what I have. I am content. One of my favorite quotes is by J. Brotherton:

“My riches consist not in the extent of my possessions, but in the fewness of my wants.” 

Listen with your heart,

Laurie Buchanan

Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.”
               ~ Laurie Buchanan

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