“Appreciate everyone you have, if you take it for granted, you don’t deserve them”.
“I’m always taken for granted” is a very common line. So many people I meet feel that their entire life is spent taking care of others, catering to their needs, their demands and their wishes and that very rarely do they get even a degree of that in reciprocity.
Did you ever fail to appreciate someone who care about you? Was that because you were too busy putting out fires or focusing on other things? Or perhaps you assumed they’d just hang around forever?
The problem is, when you take people or things for granted, you put them in Jeopardy. It’s not enough to make up for neglect after they’ve slipped away. You presume they will always be there, even though you know that death is surely guaranteed. And separation (for whatever reason) is sometimes unavoidable.
Often, you only miss people when they are no longer with you. Remember this old saying? “You never know what you’ve got until it’s gone?” It’s true.
It’s important to be grateful every day for the wonderful things in your life. Think of this as a wake-up call.
How many times do you say something awful or do something bad to someone you love or one who loves you deeply? When things turn horrible or an argument burst out, what happens? Sometimes you get angry, sulk or maybe stop talking to that person. You might even cut them out of your life in the heat of the moment when tempers are running hot.
Because you think tomorrow or sometime soon you will apologize or make up with them. The sad thing is, Tomorrow might be too late.
Don’t take people for granted. No Matter how much they love you, people get tired eventually. We are all given chances, but you never know when the last chance may be.
- Spend time with them. If you’re busy, let me them know and give them time to call or meet when you free. If you can’t meet because of distance, make a call or video call.
- It’s easy to put off making the phone call you always think about to check up on them. Life gets in the way. However, schedule a convenient time to call. Just do it. Don’t wait
- Let go of any grudges, anger or resentment you’re holding towards them. Forgive and sort out your differences.
- Don’t keep putting off the long overdue visit. Make time for the ones that’s important to you.
Life is not predictable, and anything can happen at any time.
Cherish your partner, family, friends, colleagues and those close to you. Take it from me, it’s not worth taking loved ones for granted. I’ve lost too many people (unexpectedly) who were close to me.
Appreciate What You Have Before It Becomes What You Had