Taking Life for Granted?

Posted: April 9, 2014 in World On The Edge

miss you MGD©We take so many things for granted, things that are short-lived and may be absent tomorrow. Sunshine.  Warm weather.  A beautiful bird on a limb that flies quickly away without our notice. Our youth that passes so quickly

So many times we take our present lives for granted, too. Our spouse. Our children. Our health. Our job. Maybe it’s because we’re so busy and don’t have time to think about those great gifts. We only realize how great they are when one or more of them is gone.

But isn’t gratitude in order?  A feeling of happiness comes when we appreciate what we have. Especially, when we look at what we have as ‘everything we need.’

Still, sometimes we get greedy. We look around and say, “I want that.” Maybe it’s a car, or a house, or maybe it’s more dramatic—a new wife or husband. Our desire for something more can become an obsession, precisely because we haven’t considered gratitude for what we already have. So we ignore what we have, and go after what we don’t have.

Of course, we will naturally strive for a better life for our family. And there are some situations that we may need to get away from.  But what if the so-called better life leads to hurting those we professed to love? And what if we’ve made too quick a decision, and regret it.

We need to think. And think hard.

If we’re so busy looking around at others, instead of looking at those who care about us, we’re likely to make a big mistake.

We’re likely to let go of someone and wish we hadn’t.

 

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