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Stop Taking Your Life For Granted And Be Grateful For What You Have

Stop Taking Your Life For Granted And Be Grateful For What You Have

Take a look around. What do you see?

I see people going about their days without remembering how lucky they are to be alive today. I see people fighting each other over trivial things without realizing how short life is. I see people holding grudges without being aware of how beautiful this world is once one decides to let go of the anger.

I see hate. I see disappointment. I see envy. I see resentment. I see despair. I see suffering.

This, my friends, is how we live our lives.

We take so much of our existence for granted, that we forget how blessed we truly are to be right here and right now. We wake up in the morning without being grateful that we’ve woken up alive. We get up on our feet without having in mind how lucky we are to have been born with a pair of legs that make us capable of walking. We eat our food and enjoy our fresh morning coffee with our family without ever realizing that we have a roof over our heads, food to eat and people who love us unconditionally.

Wake up!

We are so used to these blessings in life, that we no longer see them as blessings but rather as ordinary things. Everything we have in life, we take for granted. The only time we remember how truly blessed we are is when we lose these blessings.

And then, we wonder why our lives are still sad and miserable.

You need to stop taking your life for granted and be grateful for everything that you have. Only then you’ll finally be able to see the beauty of the world.

You need to…

1. Remind yourself that nothing in life lasts forever. Not your job. Not your house. Not even your relationships with the people who swore to stay by your side forever. One day everything will be taken away from you. With a single wave of the hand, everything you once knew will be gone. Life is too short, my dear. You don’t have as much time as you think with your loved ones. Take good care of the people you love and let them know how much you love them.

2. Lower your expectations and appreciate everything around you. No one owes you anything. No one is obligated to show you affection just because you choose to do that. The ones who love you do it because they want to. The ones that sacrifice their lives for you do it because they care for you. Appreciate these people and everything they do for you.

3. Express your emotions the way you want to. Don’t let people convince you that being vulnerable and emotional is a sign of weakness. Don’t let anyone discourage you from being who you truly are. Your emotions are not supposed to be hidden deep inside of you. They are supposed to be shared. So, go on. Put in the effort to show the people you love how much you truly care for them. It doesn’t have to be anything big. It is the little things that make us happy.

4. Enjoy the present moment. Look around you. The sun is shining. The birds are chirping. The wind is gently blowing. The last autumn leaves are having their last dance before they finally bid farewell and caress the ground. This is the only time you will experience the bliss of the present moment. Tomorrow is another day and it brings new challenges. Don’t take this moment for granted. Feel it. Live it. Cherish it. Stay in it…

Stephanie Reeds