I love this quote for so many reasons. I think we can all relate to it. It makes me think of the saying, "the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence", or one of my all-time favorite songs called, The Windows of Gold.
I wasn't expecting to actually share the words to this song since the quote for today is not this song. But, I thought it would be simpler to share the words than try to explain the message in the song for those who don't know the song.
The Windows of Gold
There is a legend that has often been told of a boy who searched for the windows of gold,
The beautiful windows he saw far away when he looked in the valley at sunrise each day.
He yearned to go down to the valley below, but he lived on a mountain covered with snow,
And he knew it would be a difficult trek, but it was a journey he wanted to make.
So he planned by day and he dreamed by night of how he could reach the great shining light.
One golden morning, when dawn broke through and the valley sparkled with diamonds of dew,
He started to climb down the mountainside, with the windows of gold as his goal and his guide.
He traveled all day and, weary and worn, with bleeding feet and clothes tattered and torn,
He entered the sweet, peaceful valley town just as the bright golden sun went down.
But he seemed to have lost his guiding light - the windows were dark that had once been bright.
And, hungry and tired and lonely and cold, he cried, "Won't you show me the windows of gold?"
And a kind hand touched him and said, "Behold - high on the mountain are the windows of gold."
For, the sun going down in a great golden ball, had brightened the windows of his cabin so small.
Sometimes when we search, the whole world to roam, the thing that we're seeking is waiting at home.
-- Helen S. Rice
Happiness grows at our own fireside, and is not picked in strangers' gardens. ~ Douglas Jerrold
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