The Grass is Greener Where You Water it But What Happens When you Don’t Have Water?

Structuring your energy and asking for help is essential

Trudy Horsting
3 min readMar 8, 2023
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The quote, “the grass is greener where you water it” is used to encourage people to put energy into working to make their own life better instead of putting energy into thinking about how other people have it better.

The essence of the quote is great. Where we spend our energy determines our level of happiness, and ultimately, where we end up in this life.

However, energy can be hard to come by. Further, sometimes you have the energy but you don’t have the resources to water your own grass. It’s easy to feel stuck when these things collide.

There are two things which can help. First, you can rethink about how you structure your energy. Second, you can ask for some energy from someone else’s cup.

Structuring Your Energy

Structuring your energy is critical. You can’t do everything and you certainly can’t do everything all day, every day.

Just like watering your grass all day every day would be disastrous, so would watering it very infrequently, or not watering it at all. It’s important to structure your watering.



Trudy Horsting

Writer. PhD Candidate. Frugal Traveler. Passionate about health, personal growth, and saving money.