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Grass is Always Browner on the Other Side of the Fence Day – March 30, 2023

The Grass is Always Browner on the Other Side of the Fence Day is celebrated on March 30 every year. This day is a fun holiday celebrated across the country that reminds people to appreciate what they have instead of focusing on what other people have. This is a great day to practice gratitude for all the good things in your life and remind yourself that no matter how good things look on the other side, you never know the whole story. The day reminds people that the grass is not greener on the other side of the fence, it is browner because the life you have is the best one.

History of Grass is Always Browner on the Other Side of the Fence Day

The Grass is Always Browner on the Other Side of the Fence Day is celebrated on March 30 every year across the country. This light-hearted day is set aside to remind people that the life they have is the best one, and to encourage them to appreciate all the little things they have that make life worth living.

The name of the day is a play on the popular saying that goes: the grass is always greener on the other side. The saying is a proverb that reminds people that other people’s lives always look better and that we are rarely satisfied with what we have. This holiday was set up to take the idea of the proverb a bit further and ask people to remember that they don’t know all the details of other people’s lives, and their own lives could always be worse.

With social media, it becomes easier to feel depressed because other people’s lives look so good. This day is a great day to look at the reels and photographs and take into consideration the way people curate what they put online. Social media never tells the whole story, but people find themselves caught up in perfection online and using that to feel bad about their own lives.
The Grass is Always Browner on the Other Side of the Fence Day suggests that people look at their lives and practice gratitude as things could always be worse. Being thankful for what you have is a great way to feel better about life and also makes you happier over time.

Grass is Always Browner on the Other Side of the Fence Day timeline

10 A.D.
Ovid Formulates the Proverb

The poet Ovid formulates the first version of the proverb: the grass is always greener on the other side.

1545
The Proverb is Translated to English

Richard Taverner translates Ovid’s Latin proverb to English.

1900s
The Proverb Comes Into Common Use

The common people start using the proverb: the grass is always greener on the other side.

2010s
A Day is Instituted to Celebrate

The Grass is Always Browner on the Other Side of the Fence Day is instituted and popularized throughout the country.

Grass is Always Browner on the Other Side of the Fence Day FAQs

Why is the grass not greener?

People who feel the grass is greener are unhappy with what they have in comparison to others.

How do you prevent greener grass syndrome?

Prevent greener grass syndrome by not comparing yourself to others all the time and appreciating what you have.

What does gratitude mean?

Gratitude means a feeling of thankfulness towards the world or the people around you.

Grass is Always Browner on the Other Side of the Fence Day Activities

  1. Switch off social media

    Take a break from all your social media accounts so you don’t have to look at other people’s lives. Live your life fully and privately.

  2. Write in a gratitude journal

    Practicing gratitude can be strange if you’re just starting. Use a gratitude journal to help you get into the flow of being grateful for what you have.

  3. Make a list of the good things

    When life is difficult, it's easy to get overwhelmed by the bad things. Make a list of all the good things in your life so you know that the grass is greener on your side.

5 Facts About Gratitude That Will Surprise You

  1. Being grateful improves your health

    Practicing gratitude for what you have can improve your physical health.

  2. It helps you make new friends

    Practicing gratitude makes people more open to relationships and new friendships.

  3. You’ll sleep better

    People who are happy with what they have tend to sleep better than those who worry about other people.

  4. Gratitude improves motivation

    People who practice gratitude can get more work done as they become more motivated.

  5. Visual reminders can help you

    Practicing gratitude becomes easier if you have visual cues reminding you to be grateful.

Why We Love Grass is Always Browner on the Other Side of the Fence Day

  1. We love the reminder

    We think that everyone forgets to be grateful for what they have. We love having a day to think about all the good things in our lives.

  2. We want to celebrate our wins

    Often we ignore the good things and don’t celebrate everything that goes right in our lives. We want to celebrate our wins and be happy about ourselves.

  3. We want to encourage others

    Often our envy of other people gets in the way of celebrating their achievements. We want to encourage other people as well instead of being jealous and sad.

Grass is Always Browner on the Other Side of the Fence Day dates

YearDateDay
2023March 30Thursday
2024March 30Saturday
2025March 30Sunday
2026March 30Monday
2027March 30Tuesday

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