Taking things for granted…

15 Jan

Too often, we take things and people we have been blessed with in our life for granted. It’s the default mode we all go into. But like all things in life, we run into a bit of a paradox here. We want to stop taking things for granted but it’s so hard to do that because we’re wired to take things for granted.

We fail to enjoy the successes that have become part of our lives. We simply don’t take the time to enjoy the little things.

The little things, however, aren’t so little after all.

Never take things for granted...

The little things are that extra time you can spend with your loved ones, or the great story that they are telling during dinner or outing. Or that great mini vacation you just took. Or the things you have been able to acquire because of your success. The cars, the house, the toys, the gifts, etc… So often, we tend to take for granted people who comes into our life. They are here for a reason, for a moment! Appreciate it…

Sometimes the things that we take for granted go away. And it’s really hard to always carry around that feeling we get when we lose something big in our lives, that feeling of “I shouldn’t have taken it for granted”.

Slow down a bit and smell the roses. Take the time to enjoy the little things. Observe the fine details. Take the time to journal the experience. Spend time with the people who you feel happy with.

Today, take the time to slow down. Even if it is for 5 minutes. Close your eyes. Take a deep breaths to clear your mind, and think about everything and people you have been blessed with in your life. Think about what makes you happy, think about what you have been blessed with… Be grateful for all those things!

I think that you will find a deeper appreciation for everything in your life.

Life… is fragile, it’s precious, it’s short …enjoy it!!

Learn to appreciate what you have before time makes you appreciate what you had.


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