The other day, we passed by these Canada Geese. This one was walking back and forth in front of a fence, craning his neck and wanting on the other side. What was on the other side? Well, more geese, and water. But the side the goose was already on was even better! There were other geese, a calm river, and a big stretch of grass. Yet he persisted in wanting over the fence!! Kind of like some people, always thinking the grass is greener on the other side, or in this case maybe the water was wetter on the other side. I think we all have done this at times. Appearances can be deceiving, and I think that sometimes if we knew everything about certain people's lives, we wouldn't be so quick to want what they have. As for this goose, I don't have a clue why he didn't just fly over, maybe he couldn't get anyone else to go with him. He could use some advice from Paul.
"Actually, I don't have a sense of needing anything personally. I've learned by now to be quite content whatever my circumstances. I'm just as happy with little as with much, with much as with little. I've found the recipe for being happy whether full or hungry, hands full or hands empty. Whatever I have, whatever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am." Philippians 4:11,13 - The Message