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Am I Taking Things For Granted?

I was amazed at the beautiful moon last night. I went outside to pick some oranges off our tree (something I had run out of time to do earlier in the day) and ended up spending time just looking up the sky.

I even forgot how cold it was while I was standing there. It was just so peaceful and relaxing. I had an extremely busy day, and was still in that rush rush mode until I ventured outside.

Stopping for a few moments to appreciate the beauty of my surroundings, it made me think about all the wonderful events and things and people I am surrounded by every day which I sometimes take for granted.

Comments from people I have asked this question to range from being grateful for family members, spouses, friends, neighbors, work, health…… the list was endless. However when asked if you have told these people that you appreciate them, most times the answer is no, or I don’t have to tell them they know. But do they?

Who is someone or something that you appreciate and in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, you take for granted? Give yourself a few minutes today to experience that absolute pleasure of thanking that person for being in your life.

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9 Responses to Am I Taking Things For Granted?

  1. donley says:

    Thanks for a great blog. I also saw the moon the other night and it was beautiful. After reading your post, I spent a few minutes in appreciation, and did end up thanking a friend for being there for me.

  2. Carol says:

    Truly awesome. It is obvious you know your topic and you seem passionate about it. I have discovered much at this website and also I look forward to a great deal more articles and will be coming back soon. Thanks.

  3. Carol says:

    Mind Recipes – Perfect just what I was searching for!

  4. Katy says:

    A simple reminder for the wondrous surrounds we have to enjoy.

  5. Aaron says:

    A timely jolt in the arm for me – guilty as charged

  6. Irene says:

    Will spend some time with my husband tonight – no longer taking things for granted

  7. Farrah says:

    I try to appreciate what I have and the wonderful things in my life and the world around me. Not always an easy thing to do though

  8. Sussanne says:

    My partner and I went outside last night and watched the stars – it was so peaceful after a busy day at work. A good reminder of the beauty in the world every day

  9. Harley says:

    Yes I took things for granted. I expected my parents to always be there for me but one day they weren’t. I wish I had told them how much I appreciated all they did for me when they were alive.Never waste an opportunity to let someone know you care.

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