Taking things for Granted
There are things in life that people always take for granted. I believe that the human mind sometimes can’t help but take things for granted. We take our Parents for granted, our spouse or significant other and we take our Family and Friends for granted. Do you really stop to think and thank the people in your lives each day? Do you really stop to ”smell the flowers”? We take life in general for granted. We probably don’t even thank god each night for being blessed with the things we do have in our lives, because I always believe that things in life can be worse, that there is someone out there worse off than you. I hear people complain all the time about how they don’t have money to go out, shop to do things they want. (I’ve been one of those people) People don’t realize that sometimes those things aren’t what makes a person happy. I am the one person to believe that it helps, every one loves to have material things, to go out and have fun. But did you ever stop to think that even people with money have problems? Sometimes they have so much money but no family to love and have support from.
I rather have my family and my boyfriend in my life over all the money in the world, because with out them how can I enjoy basking in the joy of money, who will I go to dinner with or on Vacation with all this money if I have no one to share it with. If I have no one to share it with what will be the purpose of having all that money? And who’s to say that you can’t live life with out having a lot of money? Do you have a roof over your head? Do you have food each day? Do you have a family to go to if you were in trouble? I say that if you have any of those things you are pretty well off, because there are people in the street with no where to go, no family and no food. So be thankful that you have a job to hold your own, that you have a bed to go to and food to feed you.
Taking your parents for granted
Back to taking your Parents for granted…. Do you really see the sacrifices they make for us? How much love they give to us, they taught us things to make us into the person we’ve become today. Even if you don’t get along with your Mom or Dad they still brought you into this world and they still love you unconditionally because that’s what parents do. They stop to give you the world if they knew that’s what you wanted before getting hurt. Some people don’t have family. Some people aren’t as lucky to even have a family as I described above. Some people aren’t meant to be parents, and the children are the ones that suffer.
If you have just one friend cherish your friendship and don’t let stupid things get in the way of it. I have lost many friendships, some over little pettish things that happen in everyday life, things you think are huge at a certain age or time. Looking back, some of these friends I wish I still had in my life.
I think we take our spouse or significant other for granted as well. Do you really see all the things they do for you because they care? Even if it’s the smallest things (like a note in your bag when you go to work saying they love you). Do you know how so many people wish they had/have that in their relationship. Cherish the moments, cherish the laughs, cherish the people who are in your life and who love you, because with out them who are you? You become the person you are through the tribulations and hardships that you have gone through, you are the person you are because of the people that have walked into your life, even if for a second, that person might have told you something to change the way you think, maybe even act. From the time you were born to the day you die someone and something will change the way you look at life. It’s part of life, it’s a journey you take to become the person you are, the person you want to be.
Don’t take for granted the little we have left with the people we have. If your reading this and I know you, remember that I will always love you, care for you and be here for you, even if I don’t say it all the time.
~“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.” – Ashley Smith
It’s so true. Unfortunately I’m plagued by “out of sight out of mind”, which has become more apparent since moving out of my house. As a result, I’ve noticed I’ve become a little less close to my family. But I will never forget how thankful I am for everything they’ve done for me.
I have many times thought and done exactly what you are talking about. Out of sight out of mind, this is a way to get over some things, but in some ways it’s bad. Sometimes we have to be the ones to put in that little bit of effort to be closer to the ones we love. Remember we won’t always be here…
Yes, somtimes I have felt like I’ve been taken for granted by my kids and husband. OK, I’m fibbing I always feel this way lol…. It’s just part of being human. When we interpret what being appreciated is to us and our expectation is not met we feel taken for granted. Of course, when your beautiful daughter who writes so from the heart calls you and at the end of the conversation says I Love You…. or picks up the tab when we go eat Sushi, then you know that she truly does appreciate you. As a parent it feels great not having to pay lol… And I feel blessed to have you as my daughter. I’m so proud of you. I love you too. “Interpretations are just what is.”